Theories, Practices, and Programs. Educational Theory Lifelong Learning – Pedagogy – Andragogy Constructivism – Learner actively creates or “constructs”

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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

Scaffolding

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

Object-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://picturingamerica.neh.gov/

http://www.loc.gov/teachers

http://www.vtshome.org/

http://www.floridamemory.com

http://www.facinghistory.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

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Cecilia Dubon Slesnick, M.S. Edcslesnick@historymiami.org

Isbel Salgueiro, M.S. Curriculum & Instructionisalgueiro@historymiami.org

Cynthia Toledo, M.A. Museum Studiesctoledo@historymiami.org

Suarmis Travieso, M.A. Historystravieso@historymiami.org

HistoryMiami 101C West Flagler Street 305.375.1492 www.historymiami.org