Piaget’s stages of cognitive development theory closely align with my personal educational philosophy. Piaget classified cognitive development into four distinct stages: sensorimotor, p...
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...ntly, Newsome Park Elementary School was once well known for the academic success of their students. During 1999-2001 school year the project-based learning instructional model was adopted in response to receiving a warning from the Virginia Department of Education. A case study of the school noted significant performance improvements in both the 1999-2001 and the 2001-2002 school years. (Anderson & Dexter, 2003) This study also noted that Newsome Park Elementary School had a waiting list for studenst to enroll in the magnet program. (Anderson & Dexter, 2003) However, a change in administration led to abandoning this model and consequently test scores began to plummet. This data demonstrates that a constructivist approach to teaching produces positive gains in learning and addresses the specific demands of the students and families within the Newsome Park community.
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