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Interdisciplinary Nature of Social Science and the Challenge to Apply Constructivist Approach at Upper Primary Level

Ajay Kumar
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Online First: November 24, 2017
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Social science plays a pivotal role at upper primary level and as it is essentially interdisciplinary in nature, therefore, to apply constructivist approach in teaching this particular discipline is challenging indeed.Social science is the interdisciplinary integration of concept of social science and humanities for the purpose of practicing problem solving and decision making skills for developing critical citizenship on social issues and also helps children to connect with other people.The knowledge children acquire as a part of social science tends to be the highest priority for teachers, parents, and the children.Constructivist learningmay be little more than a reiteration, but constructivist teachinginvolves great efforts as the subject deals with various aspects of society at global level. The constructivist instructor faces a complex challenge how to organize a course so that students are engaged and can progress in developing a deeper understanding of content, while keeping a course moving and defining a teaching role.By keeping this in view, the present paper is an attempt to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of social science and the challenge it presents to apply constructivist teaching approach at upper primary level.

Keyword : Interdisciplinary; Constructivist approach; Social science; Teaching; Upper primary; Students; Learning

Nov 24, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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