Constructivism

Constructivism is a learning theory found in psychology which explains how people might acquire knowledge and learn. It therefore has direct application to education. The theory suggests that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. Constructivism is not a specific pedagogy. Piaget's theory of Constructivist learning has had wide ranging impact on learning theories and teaching methods in education and is an underlying theme of many education reform movements. Research support for constructivist teaching techniques has been mixed, with some research supporting these techniques and other research contradicting those results.


Resources

What is constructivism?

How does a constructivist approach differ from a traditional approach?

How to design student-centered constructivist learning activities


Examples & case studies

ICT for constructivist learning - K-12

ICT for constructivist learning - Teacher learning