Two BIG Ideas

The 5 isms describe two big ideas in general in regards to learning (Official and Classical Learning Theories).  The first one is teacher-centered and is basically contrary to what Socrates died for. This teacher centered philosophies are perennialism (great books contained priceless info all new generations should know) and essentialism (memorization and core curriculum is essential for the world of education).  The student-centered philosophies are Social Constructionism (individuals can influence society), Existentialims (social interaction and individual’s responsibility to learn), and Progressivism (Students determine and develop meaningful learning).  Which theory was used when you were in school?


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