C.I.R.C.U.I.T. Model – a Strategic Option in the Pedagogical Training of the Constructivist Teacher
Science Journal of Education
Volume 1, Issue 5, December 2013, Pages: 68-76
Received: Sep. 9, 2013; Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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Vali Ilie, Department for Teacher's Training, University of Craiova, Romania
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Interest in constructivist pedagogy gives rise to a series of research in education, especially in training future teachers. In this perspective, we have observed that the fundamentals of constructivism face teachers to certain background problems that have been generated by the paradigm changes and are, at the same time, connected to the need for constructivist and strategic models. The model that we have framed valorises specific principles and it is based on the construction of mental priority. In this chapter, we are showing the stages of a technological model that we developed within The Educational PTCT Project (The Initial Pedagogical Training of the Constructivist Teacher – 2008, 2009). The project was tested from 2010 to 2012, during the Curriculum Theory and Methodology course. We are emphasizing the fact that, in using it in practice, students can achieve very good results about their constructivist learning style. In the present study we are going to certify the efficiency of this model which we have named the C.I.R.C.U.I.T. Model. The results we have obtained with the experimental group give us the right to say that the model we have developed can bring a part in facilitating studying in the academic environment. The conclusion we came to is that constructivist teaching and learning represent a strategic option in forming future teachers, also creating the context of forming specific competence in teachers.
Education, Teacher, Initial Training, Constructivism, Metacognition
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Vali Ilie, C.I.R.C.U.I.T. Model – a Strategic Option in the Pedagogical Training of the Constructivist Teacher, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2013, pp. 68-76. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20130105.14
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