Learning Exercise

Constructivist Unit Plan and MERLOT Assignment

As a follow-up to the The Impact of Technology on the 21st Century Classroom chapter in the book Teaching Science in the 21st Century, the assignment is for students in a Secondary Science Methods class to develop the paradigm, Learning With Technology, whilst developing a constructivist unit plan which is to be taught in a high school classroom.
Course: Secondary Science Methods

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Technical Notes

Students were given the MERLOT homepage website and left to explore the categories as their framework emerged.


Understanding of the constructivist epistemology and how it relates to a 5E unit plan format.

Learning Objectives

* to construct a constructivist/inquiry unit plan
• to use technology in the unit plan to engage high-school students with real-world problem-solving, conceptual development, and critical thinking