CONSTRUCTIVISM A VERITABLE OPTION FOR CHEMISTRY PEDAGOGY UNDER DISTRESSED ECONOMY

  • VEN N.B. EMENDU Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State.
  • P.I.I. IKOKWU Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State.
Keywords: Constructivism, Education, Economy, Activities, Implementation

Abstract

Abstract
Collapse in productivity, low income per capital, decline
in the standard of education are among the indicators of
bad governance, corruption and poor implementation of
public policies. This paper sees self-reliant skill
acquisition as a possible alternative for the citizenry.
Chemistry curriculum provides topics which when
properly taught can produce self reliant graduates. This
proper teaching is found in constructivist’s approach
which posits that the construction of knowledge includes
both physical and intellectual activities. The paper
therefore identified the differences between constructivist
and tradition classrooms, and presented a typical lesson
plan for a constructivist classroom. Finally,
recommendations made include a call on teachers to use
constructivists teaching method which gives the learner
confidence and sense of creativity.

 

Author Biographies

VEN N.B. EMENDU, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State.

Department of Chemistry

P.I.I. IKOKWU, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State.

Department of Chemistry

Published
2019-12-12