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Knowledge is a process of discovery: how constructivism changed education

Constructivism is an educational philosophy that underpins the inquiry-based method of teaching, where the teacher facilitates a learning environment in which students discover answers for themselves.
Why don’t students say math is imaginative? Here, the White Rabbit character originally from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written under mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s pen name, Lewis Carroll. (Shutterstock)

Mathematics is about wonder, creativity and fun, so let’s teach it that way

Mathematician Peter Taylor taught high school math to prepare to develop a new 'RabbitMath' curriculum that emphasizes collaborative creativity and learning to work with complex systems.
New age ways of teaching where the children guide their learning rather than the teacher are perhaps not as effective. Shutterstock

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all

Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, the teachers reported that much of China’s success…

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