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TRADITIONAL & CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHING MODELS.

Compares effectiveness of traditional (competition, grades, standardized tests) & constructivist (collaborative & interactive methods) approaches.
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Ideally, the purpose of education should be to develop not only the intellectual aspect of the children, but also their moral and emotional qualities (Kohn, 1994, p. 280). Therefore, schools should not just churn out human beings with verbal and computational skills to acquire jobs in the real world (O’Malley, 1998, p. 14). They should build on the children’s innate desire to learn and explore. Thus, teachers should create learning activities that fully engage the interest of the students in order to capitalize on their natural desire to learn. However, in reality, educators are split into two camps in their beliefs about educating children: tradition versus constructivism. In the traditional system, the teacher is the only active agent in the classroom transmitting knowledge to students who are expected to absorb information passively. In

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