Social Constructivism

A Little Patch oalpoe jeanne october 2013 231f Earth Preschool is a reflection of multiple educational theories and philosophies, all of which are linked to a model of education called social constructivism.

Social constructivism emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of ideas in an environment which is more child-centered than teacher-directed and which concentrates more on thinking and understanding rather than simply recalling facts and performing on cue.

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It is a well documented fact that when children are free to respond to their interests, they construct the kind of knowledge and learning which is relevant and meaningful to them.

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Many wonderful things grow from A Little Patch of Earth!


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