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This guide begins with a few general resources links. Be sure to scroll down for sub-categories: Constructivism, Existentialism, Realism, Bloom's Taxonomy, and Marzano.
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Dr. Black’s Handbook of Educational Philosophy

Education Philosophy Inventory

Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education

Constructivism

  • Concept to Classroom: Constructivism
    This is a concise, well-written exposition of constructivism beginning with an explanation of the concept and moving toward practical applications in the classroom. Includes critical perspectives. Be sure to check out the “Expert Interview” section for a video interview with educational theorist Jaqueline Grennon Brooks.
  • Constructivist Views of Learning in Science and Mathematics. ERIC Digest.
    This ERIC digest gives a definition and overview of constructivism, suggestions of how to apply it in the classroom, and has a list of further resources.
  • Vygotsky’s Constructivism
    Discusses constructivism as advanced by Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky who offers a critical alternative to Piaget’s theories. Written in a casual, engaging style without losing scholarly focus. Includes also vignettes to give you a real life application understanding. Be sure to check out the narrated PowerPoint and other animated tutorials.
  • Book Search for Constructivism in Education
    This will show you results of a Piper catalog search for (KW) "constructivism" and (SU) "education

Existentialism

  • Existential Approaches to Action Research
    Allan Feldman gives an account of his existential approach to conducting action research which involves a discussion of existentialism in educational theory and practice.
  • Existentialism in Education
    Van Cleve Morris’ book on existentialism gives a synopsis of existentialist philosophy and its application to educational practice. Available in PRINT ONLY from the library. Contact the library for document delivery if you are off-campus.
  • Book Search for Existentialism in Education
    This will show you results of a Piper catalog search for (KW) "existentialism" and (SU) "education".

Realism

  • Aristotle
    This is a brief entry about Aristotle’s ideas on education provided by infed, “a small, independent, not-for-profit site put together by a small group of educators” with a focus on “informal schooling”.
  • Realism in Education
    William Oliver Martin’s book on realism in education gives a synopsis of idealism and its application to educational theories and practices. Available in PRINT ONLY from the library. Contact the library for document delivery if you are off-campus.
  • Book Search for Realism in Education
    This will show you results of a Piper catalog search for (KW) "realism" and (SU) "education".

Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    Good overview of this seminal classification of educational goals and objectives. Includes a fun summary animation show.
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