Classroom Instruction and Learning Environments

Classroom Instruction and Learning Environments entail the pedagogical practices of a social just educator in the classroom environment. This topic encompasses divergent theories such as Community of Learners, Cognitive Theory, Critical Pedagogy and Funds of Knowledge. Classroom Instruction/Learning Environments also ties in the bases for strategies and methods used in practice. These include but are not limited to Scaffolding Zone of Proximal Development and prior knowledge.

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