Promoting Quality Education in Social Studies Through Constructivist Teaching Model

E. E. Essien, Undie, Joseph Bekeh


There is wide spread dissatisfaction on the quality of education that is run in Nigeria. This is evident in the factors or indices that make education to be adjudged to be qualitative. Aggressive policy and efforts are gravely needed to reverse the incidence especially as the country is in the state of economic recession. This is so as quality education is a requisite cornerstone to development in all areas of life in society. Constructivist model of teaching is proven to be effectual and contemporary enough to guarantee quality education that can promote holistic development in society. Therefore, this paper deals with, constructivism in the curriculum and the place of a social studies teacher in a constructivist classroom, the role of constructivist teaching model in promoting quality education in social studies, the benefits of constructivist approach in a social studies classroom; weaknesses of constructivism in social studies classroom, and conclusion/recommendations.

Keywords: Quality education, social studies and constructivist teaching model.

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