a. What learning theory/method will guide your planning process? Provide a brief description of the theory/method. How will you make use of it?
What learning goal(s) and content standards, state and/or national standards, did you identify for the lesson? How will they guide the planned learning activities?
What is the content focus of the lesson? What related content that the students have previously encountered will support the learning in this lesson?
What are some difficulties students might encounter with the content? How will you address the difficulties?
The learning theory/method that will guide my planning process is constructivism. Constructivism is a theory of learning that suggests that learners construct their own knowledge through interaction with their environment. This means that learners are not simply passive recipients of information, but rather active participants in the learning process.
Constructivism is based on the following principles:
- Learners are active participants in the learning process.
- Learners construct their own knowledge through interaction with their environment.
- Prior knowledge and experiences play an important role in learning.
- Learning is best achieved when it is meaningful and relevant to the learner.