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Constructivist Learning Books

The following books by George W. Gagnon, Jr. and/or Michelle Collay are available to purchase from our online store or from Corwin Press.

Constructivist Learning Design: Key Questions for Teaching to Standards.
(2006) Constructivist Learning Design offers teachers a six-step framework for lesson planning and assessment. Authors - George W. Gagnon and Michelle Collay   Buy Now

Learning Circles: Creating Conditions for Professional Development.
(1998) This book shows how "Learning Circles" — small groups of learners who come together to support each other in learning. Authors - Michelle Collay, Diane Dunlap, Walter Enloe and George W. Gagnon   Buy Now

Designing for Learning: Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms
(2001) This ground-breaking book realizes that, and builds on the pioneering work of Piaget and Vygotsky to offer a new approach to the constructivist classroom. Authors - Michelle Collay and George W. Gagnon   Buy Now

Who Will Save Our Schools? Teachers as Constructivist Leaders
(1996) A compelling new look at the role that teachers must play in the future of schooling. Authors - Linda Lambert, Michelle Collay, Karen Kent, Anna Ershler Richert and Mary E. Dietz   Buy Now

Everyday Teacher Leadership: Taking Action Where You Are
(2011) From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. Author - Michelle Collay   Buy Now

Constructivist Learning Links

Here are several other web pages about constructivism or other learning related topics. I have annotated most of them as a guide to other users. Please send e-mail with any comments or questions.

This is a brief description of the Constructivist Learning Design developed with Michelle Collay Read

This is a more detailed paper describing the same Constructivist Learning Design Read

This is a study conducted with teachers who are using the Constructivist Learning Design: Read

This is a discussion forum on constructivist learning for web conversation by teachers who are interested in using this approach in their classrooms. Coming Soon

This is an eclectic short annotated bibliography of constructivism. Read