Definition: Students reflect on their own experiences in order to construct their own meaning. They make sense of new experiences and create their own "rules" in their head.

What Constructivism looks like in the classroom:
- Give students an assisgnment where they can activate their prior knowledge in order to understand the new topic.
- A Constuctivist classroom emphasizes hands-on problem solving.
- Teachers focus on making connections between facts and fostering new understanding.
- Teachers encourage student involvement and participation in class discussions.
- Students assess themselves by judging their own progress rather than standardized testing determining their grades.

Classroom Applications of Constructivism

Building Knowledge: Constructivism in Learning