The book entails a philosophical and psychological outlook in teaching and learning. The work has also been accredited for its capability to come up with a K-12 education to teachers.
In an attempt, to implement instruction in the classroom based on Constructivism and the Information Processing Family of Models- Cognitive approach. Joyce, Weil & Calhoun’s (2008), indicate that teachers should not only be well conversant with the contents of the curriculum, but also be better placed to come up with unmatched instructional approaches that see to the attainment of goals of education by their learners.
Joyce, Weil & Calhoun (2008) advocate for cognitive approaches for successful completion of teaching instruction. Cognitive approaches are classified as one of the most important models of the Information Processing Family Models. Through cognitive approaches, individuals are in a better position to get in touch with the actuality by using their senses. In turn, the learners are in a better position to acquire information, organize and come up with explanations that are in line with the acquired information. Through cognitive approaches, learners are able to discover new things on their own. A majority of the learners, through this cognitive approach, explore new activities, manipulate them in order to acquire desired results; consequently, discern relationships that emanate from the new concepts being introduced in the classroom. This is an indication of the fact that learners are not presented with exact answers to their assignments, but are given a brief overview of what the whole idea is about. It is from the vague ideas that they conduct more research on the given topic. At the closing stages of the lessons, the learners are presented with a chance to go through a heuristic learning methodology; thus, discover new things on their own.
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