Theories, Practices, and Programs
1Educational TheoryLifelong Learning PedagogyAndragogy
ConstructivismLearner actively creates or constructs own meaningJohn Dewey (1859-1952)Learning by doing
Experience as a way of knowing and learning
Active engagement instead of passivity
Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)Learning occurs as a result of social interaction
Zone of proximal development
Jean Piaget (1896-1980)Cognitive development occurs in stages
Learning as a constructivist activity
Teachers as facilitators of learning
Howard Gardner (1943 - )Theory of multiple intelligences
There is more than one way of knowing
Diverse ways of learning should be encouraged
Educational PracticesInquiry-Based Learning
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)Inquiry-Based LearningPosing questions or problems instead of giving facts
Approach or introduce specific topics with open-ended questions
Refer back to student responses as a way to keep them connected to the materialObject-Based LearningSculptures, paintings, artifacts, photographs, advertisements, replicas, documents, etc.
Used to initiate discussions
More than one meaning
Tell more than one storyObject StudyWhat can we learn from this object?
What themes can be explored?
What story can be told?
How can this be used in your classroom?Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)Developed by Philip Yenawine and Abigail Housen
Open-ended and highly-structured discussion questions
Increases students critical thinking, language, and literacy skillsVisual Thinking Strategies (VTS)Three questions guide VTS discussions
Whats going on in this picture?
What do you see that makes you say that?
What more can we find?
(Credit: History Miami)Museum ProgramsTropical Dreams
Our Story: African American History
Our Story: Hispanic American Story
Our Story: Florida Natives
Immigration: Making Miami Home
Operation Pedro Pan (through January 17, 2016)Historic Site ProgramsCape Florida LighthouseDowntown Architecture WalkLummus ParkMatheson HammockMiami City Cemetery Miami Dade County CourthouseSimpson ParkVirginia Key BeachArchives & Research CenterVisual MaterialsPhotographs, postcards, maps, prints, illustrated books, stereographs, etc.ManuscriptsLetters, diaries, minutes, personal correspondence, transcripts, etc.Books and Publicationsbooks, periodicals, dissertations, city directories, brochures, pamphlets, etc.Suggested Resourceshttp://www.historymiami.org
http://everglades.fiu.edu/reclaim/ Upcoming EventsGuided Exhibition Experience: Operation Pedro Pan October 3, 11:00 AMDowntown Archaeology & Architecture WalkOctober 4, 1:00 PM 3:00 PMLittle Havana History & Culture WalkOctober 9, 6:00 PM 8:00 PMFamily Fun Day: Textile ArtsOctober 10, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Cecilia Dubon Slesnick, M.S. Edcslesnick@historymiami.org
Isbel Salgueiro, M.S. Curriculum & Instructionisalgueiro@historymiami.org
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Suarmis Travieso, M.A. Historystravieso@historymiami.org
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