How Constructivist Theory Changed My Transition From A Beginning Classroom Teacher

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understanding takes place throughout the individual’s life and each new experience builds upon the knowledge gained from past experiences. As I attempt to explain and understand how the constructivist theory affected my transition from a beginning classroom teacher to an instructional school leader, I must admit that I didn’t really understand the process until it became a reality for me. I woke up one day and realized that things that were very difficult for me suddenly became second nature to me. Upon further reflection, I now realize that this was the culmination of past experiences, new knowledge, investigation, and synthesis producing genuine learning. Constructivism allowed me to mature into an instructional leader by taking all that I had experienced, combined with new skills learned, and create a foundation of knowledge to be applied to my job. Prior to working on this assignment, I had not given much thought to why I know what I know. Upon thinking and reflecting on this assignment, I now have a better understanding of how learners create knowledge and how the constructivist theory applies to education. True learning requires an individual to not only receive information, but to use it in a real world situation in order to facilitate the reflection of the true meaning of the experience. This reflection of the experience is the point at which true learning takes place. As an instructional leader I have the ability to test this theory by analyzing teacher

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