chapter  1
24 Pages

The Aims of Constructivist Curriculum

Chapter 1 is designed to help you understand the basic concepts and aims of constructivist curriculum. When you fi nish reading and discussing the material in this chapter, you should have a better understanding of the following topics and be able to explain them to others:

• What is meant by curriculum • Curriculum sources • What constructivism means • Some basic principles of constructivist practice • How constructivist curriculum differs from other curricula

Because Chapter 1 is an introductory chapter, these topics will be addressed only briefl y. Subsequent chapters and your own refl ections and constructions will help you understand each topic more thoroughly.