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Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Constructivism
Constructivism
Definition

The central idea of constructivism is that learning is an active process in which learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current and prior knowledge. Knowledge is not waiting ‘out there’ to be acquired, but is constructed. Different writers place more or less emphasis on the individual ...

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