Proceeding of the Seminar

Constructivist teaching is based on the belief that learning occurs as learners are actively involved in a process of meaning and knowledge construction rather than passively receiving information. Constructivist teaching fosters critical thinking and creates motivated and independent learners. Constructivist teaching is based on constructivist learning theory. This theoretical framework holds that learning always builds upon knowledge that a student already knows; this prior knowledge is called a schema. Because all learning is filtered through pre-existing schemata, constructivists suggest that learning is more effective when a student is actively engaged in the learning process rather than attempting to receive knowledge passively. A wide variety of methods claim to be based on constructivist learning theory. Most of these methods rely on some form of guided discovery where the teacher avoids most direct instruction and attempts to lead the student through questions and activities to discover, discuss, appreciate and verbalize the new knowledge. The resource person of this seminar is Ms. Suman Lata shared her views on the role of the teacher in social constructivist classroom is to help students to build their knowledge and to control the existence of students during the learning process in the classroom. The second resource person is Ms. Sarita Thakur said about constructivist is the learning theory that emphasis student agency through self guided exploration reflection and evaluation. It encourages students to reflect their work and identify intermediary skills to acquire based on their needs.