This is part of a series that has been developed on Andragogy and Pedagogy. Video slide shows along with slide shows with narration and charts guide the viewer through the material. This site is perfect for the learner in a teacher education track.
Type of Material:
Open (Access) Textbook
College students needing quick information regarding Piaget and pedagogy. The material would be useful in both in-class and out-of-class research and reading, or as a supplement in education and psychology classes.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The volume offers students of education information about concepts and skills developed by Piaget considered the "Father of Pedagogy."
Target Student Population:
Although the Home Page on Merlot says Grade School, Middle and High School, we suggest this is appropriate at the college level and above; however, high school students learning about education could use this material.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Valid concepts are being delivered within the slide show/video presentations offered. The core curriculum surrounding pedagogy in a college teacher education program are being delivered. The content is easilly digested by a student of education.
This material may not be engaging for all college age students. The slide shows seem to be elementary in creative presentation skills. Some specialized terms may need definition prior to use of the material.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The objectives stated for this site are that the historical impact of Piaget will be provided along with a step by step guide explaining Piaget's major concepts. These objectives are met. The availability of the content in most of the international languages grants an opportunity for many users of different cultural backgrounds to benefit from the material.
Reviewers felt that this material would be best used as supplemental resource rather than as a principal text or material.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The navigation element of this site is very user friendly. The content is presented on one page in a linear fashion. The learner will move from top to bottom to view the materials.
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