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- A constructivist view of science education University of Massachusetts Physics Education Research Group (UMPERG)
Emphasizes that from the prespective of constructivism, real learning can occur only when the learner is actively engaged in operating on, or mentally processing, incoming stimuli. Furthermore, the interpretation of stimuli depends upon previously constructed learning. The role of the teacher is then raised from someone who simply dispenses information to someone who structures activities that improve communication, that challenge students’ pre-conceived notions, and that help students revise their world-views.
- Essays on constructivism and education Collected by the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation, Ian D. Beatty.
- Classroom Compass: Constructivism Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) vol, 1 no 3, Winter 1995.
- Kinds of Constructivism An Annotated Bibliography prepared by Annie and John Selden
- Bad Science, Bad Education A critical review of constructivism and science education by D. R. O. Morrison in Scientific American Nov. 97. 22 Sep 1998
- Crowther, D. T. The Constructivist Zone 22 Sep 1998
Editorial of the Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 2, No. 2 (Dec 1997).
- Constructivist Learning Design by George W. Gagnon, Jr. and Michelle Collay 18 Jun 1999
- Association for Constructivist Teaching Professional educational organization dedicated to fostering teacher development based on constructivist principles. 18 Jun 1999
- Jacaranda School (Maintained by Violeta Vainer) 16 Jul 1999
In Jacaranda School Teachers work guided by constructivist theory, investigate with their pupils and learn as they teach. A bilingual School in Argentina, where all the staff members study together to enhace their knowledge and understanding.
- Constructivism & Constructivist Education deals with the constructivist education in Korea. Introduces constructivism, related theories, practices, and has a large list of further links. 10 Nov 1999
- Warum bleibt Wissen träge? Ein Standpunkt zum Konstruktivismus im Unterricht. 19 Nov 1999
- The constructivist view in science education – what it has to offer and what should not be expected from it 12 Mar 2000
This paper attempts to review the myths, the misunderstandings, the polemics and the serious critiques concerning constructivism. It will be argued in favor of a consistent and “moderate” constructivist view in science education.
- Debra Sprague & Christopher Dede If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job? Constructivism in the Classroom. Learning & Leading with Technology 27(1). 20 Jun 2000
Educational technologists have often stated that an effective way to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process is to follow a constructivist model. Although teachers may have technical skills, they may not understand how constructivism translates into meaningful classroom practice. This article describes the value of integrating technology with student-centered, meaningful, and engaging learning experiences based on constructivist theory.
- Constructivism and the Five E’s The Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS) developed an instructional model for constructivism, called the “Five Es”: (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). 20 Jun 2000
- The Constructivist Theory of Jerome Bruner states that learning is an active process in which learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current and past knowledge. They select and transform information, construct hypotheses, and make decisions, relying on a cognitive structure such as schemata which provide meaning and organization to experiences. 20 Jun 2000
- What is constructivism and what does it mean for science education? 20 Jun 2000
Constructivism has become the “buzzword” for science education reform – for teaching and learning as well as for research. It also seems that constructivism is by no means a consistent movement, there are many variations in use. This web page of the Virginia Association of Science Teachers presents information in favor of certain attributes which can be found mainly in cognitive and social constructivism.
- How Do People Learn? Constructivism Definition and impact on learning 20 Jun 2000
- Constructivist Theory Includes social constrcutivism (Vygotsky) and cognitive constrcutivism (Piaget). 20 Jun 2000
- SEDLetter on Constructivism Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) Letter, vol. IX, no. 3, August 1996. 20 Jun 2000
Discusses “Is It Constructivism?”, “The Practice Implications of Constructivism”, and “Resources for Constructivism”.
- Constructivist Learning Theory by George E. Hein. Presented at: The Museum and the Needs of People, CECA (International Committee of Museum Educators) Conference, Jerusalem Israel, 15-22 October 1991. 20 Jun 2000
- George Hein The Maze and the Web: Implications of Constructivist Theory for Visitor Studies Keynote speech given July 18, 1997 at the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) conference in Birmingham, Alabama. 20 Jun 2000
- Constructivism, Technology, and the Future of Classroom Learning by Erik F. Strommen and Bruce Lincoln, New York: Institute for Learning Technologies, 1992. 20 Jun 2000
- Constructivist theory unites distance learning and teacher education by Teri Crotty 20 Jun 2000
- Constructivism reviews John Zahorik's book (1995) Constructivist Teaching. 20 Jun 2000
- On Constructivism by Susan Hanley, 1994. 20 Jun 2000
- Some Thoughts About Applying Constructivist Theories of Learning to Guide Instruction by Yuan Feng. In: Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1995. 20 Jun 2000
Clarifies the differences between objectivism and constructivism. It addresses two issues: the basic assumptions and characteristics of constructivist theories of learning (CTL), and the circumstances under which it is appropriate or inappropriate to apply them to guide instruction. Constructivist theories of learning grew from cognitive theories which have roots in objectivism, but they reject the objectivist tradition. Objectivism is the philosophical source of behaviorism and most cognitive theories that have guided most educational practice.
- Toward Combining Programmed Instruction and Constructivism for Tutorial Design by Karen Smith-Gratto. In: Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1995. 20 Jun 2000
- Constructivism A brief overview povided by the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) project 20 Jun 2000
- Project Construct 20 Jun 2000
is derived from constructivism – the theoretical view that learners construct knowledge through interaction with the physical and social environments. Through “hands-on, minds-on” experiences, students in Project Construct classrooms attain deep understandings in the core content areas, while they also learn to work collaboratively with adults and peers and to be life-long problem solvers.
- Complex Constructivism: A Theoretical Model of Complexity and Cognition by Peter E. Doolittle 22 Jun 2000
Since the late 1800s, three metaphors have dominated education, learning as the acquisition of stimulus-response pairs (behaviorism), learning as the processing of information (information processing), and learning as the construction of knowledge (constructivism) (Mayer, 1996). Currently, there is an opportunity within education to examine the essentials of a new metaphor, learning as self-organized adaptation (complexity theory), without the need for a comprehensive change in functional perspective and practice.
- A journey into Constructivism by Martin Dougiamas, 1998 24 Jun 2000
Compares different faces of constructivism such as trivial, radical, social constructivism, cultural, critical constructivism, and Constructionism.
- Jerry Aldridge, Elizabeth Servidio & Isabel Goodstadt-Killoran A Comparison of Constructivism and Developmental-Interaction Approaches to Education The Internet Source for Schools, International School Services, Princeton, New Jersey, Volume III, Fall 1999. 24 Jun 2000
- Misty Smith Constructivist Theory in Instructional Design: Evaluating the Role of the Learner The Internet Source for Schools, International School Services, Princeton, New Jersey, Volume III, Fall 1999. 24 Jun 2000
- Interview With Mike Schooley on Constructivism The Internet Source for Schools, International School Services, Princeton, New Jersey, Volume III, Fall 1999. 24 Jun 2000
Discusses questions like What does constructivism mean? and Is constructivism a valid theory of learning? What are its implications and disadvantages?
- George E. Marsh II, Anna C. McFadden, and Barrie Jo Price Neural Networks and Constructivist Theory The Internet Source for Schools, International School Services, Princeton, New Jersey, Volume III, Fall 1999. 24 Jun 2000
This article provides an overview of neural networking as an alternative to sequential programmed computing. The advantages of neural networks in solving unique problems are discussed with theoretical applications to human brain functioning. Conclusions are made about the potential of such research to understanding cognition and applications to constructivism.
- Designing Instruction: Enter the Constructivist by Debra Jones 24 Jun 2000
Outlines principles of constructivist learning
- Terrie Gray Using Technology in the Classroom: The Constructivist Teacher From: In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms Chapter 9 24 Jun 2000
- Traditional Instruction vs. Constructivism by Jane A. Allen et al. 24 Jun 2000
- The Institute for Learning Technologies: Pedagogy for the 21st Century by Joshua H. Reibel 24 Jun 2000
describes the Institute for Learning Technologies which follows the educational philosophy of constructivism.
- EDTC 618 On-Line Reader Constructivism Chapter Four in Dani Baylor, Pavel Samsonov and Noel Smith (eds) A Collaborative Class Investigation into Telecommunications in Education 24 Jun 2000
Compares behaviorist and constructivist classroom learning environments.
- Constructivism related to interpersonal communication 24 Jun 2000
- Constructivism in practice: the case for meaning-making in the virtual world PhD dissertation by Kimberley M. Osberg, University of Washington, 1997 24 Jun 2000
This study compares the educational value of constructivist pedagogy as applied through the design, development and experience of 3-D interactive virtual learning environments to a traditional classroom approach and to a no instruction control.
- Constructivism vs. Constructivism vs. Constructionism Notes by Mark Guzdial 24 Jun 2000
- William W. Cobern Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education A plenary presentation for the second annual Southern Africa Association for Mathematics and Science Education Research, University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa, 27-30 January 1994 25 Jun 2000
- John B. Black and Robert O. McClintock An Interpretation Construction Approach to Constructivist Design Original article published in: B. Wilson (Ed.) Constructivist learning environments. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications, 1995. 25 Jun 2000
- Constructivism and Teaching - The socio-cultural context by Barbara Jaworski. This text is closely related to a seminar given to the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Enquiry Group in Manchester in January, 1993. 25 Jun 2000
- Constructivism by Irene Chen 25 Jun 2000
Outlines the difference between cognitive constructivism (Piaget) and social constructivism (Vygotsky), and what they have in common.
- Constructivism in Andy Carvin’s EdWeb: Exploring Technology and School Reform. 25 Jun 2000
refers to John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky.
- Perspectives on Instruction: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism San Diego State University, Department of Educational Technology 25 Jun 2000
Compares learner modelling and instruction design in these three paradigms, and their strengths and problems.
- The Importance of Activities in the Teaching of Science: A Constructivist Perspective on Teaching Science by Michael Grote 25 Jun 2000
- Konstruktivistische Überlegungen zum voraussetzungsfreien Aufbau der Erziehungswissenschaft. Aspekte einer Protowissenschaft der Pädagogik Monographien zur konstruktiven Erziehungswissenschaft, Heft 2, 1996. 25 Jun 2000
Thema dieser Arbeit ist der Versuch, zum pädagogischen Handeln (Pädagogik) eine Wissenschaft (Erziehungswissenschaft) zu begründen. Um den Rahmen der Arbeit nicht zu sprengen, sollen nur einige methodische Aspekte eines möglichen Wissenschaftsaufbaus behandelt werden, die aus den Überlegungen des sog. “Erlanger Konstruktivismus” zur Protowissenschaft resultieren.
- Johannes Steingräber Methodische Aspekte der Inhaltsanalyse aus konstruktiver Sicht Monographien zur konstruktiven Erziehungswissenschaft, Heft 3, 1996. 25 Jun 2000
Der Methodische Konstruktivismus gibt Verfahren an, wie die Mehrdeutigkeit von Begriffen vermieden werden kann. Durch die explizite Festlegung des Gebrauchs von Prädikatoren durch Regeln einerseits und durch Definitionen andererseits kommt es zur Bildung von Termini. Mit diesen können eindeutig bestimmte Kategorien gebildet werden. Unter Rückgriff auf die Methode der Abstraktion als logische Operation auf Aussagen kann der Kontext eines zu untersuchenden Textes bestimmt werden. So ist es möglich, auch bei nicht konstruktiv bestimmten Begriffen Mehrdeutigkeiten auszuschließen oder zumindest begründete Hypothesen über die Bedeutung einzelner Begriffe zu bilden.
- Peter Petersen Der Terminus Gewalt. Versuch einer terminologischen Bestimmung auf der Grundlage des methodischen Konstruktivismus Monographien zur konstruktiven Erziehungswissenschaft, Heft 4, 1996. 25 Jun 2000
- Constructivism: A New Paradigm by Judy K. Miller, Arizona State University, 1997 25 Jun 2000
- Konstruktivistische Prinzipien der Lerntheorie und ihre didaktischen Implikationen by Manfred Overmann 01 Sep 2000
- panlogos 10 Jan 2002
A group using constructivist theories in strengthening organisations and in adult education. They develop processes to support “inner learning” and the strategic orienttation of organisations.
- Konstruktivistische Didaktik Didaktik/Methodik vor dem Hintergrund des Konstruktivismus - Systemtheorie der Schule - Integrative Erziehung und Bildung 07 Feb 2003
The two teachers Michael Dahlke and Karl-Heinz Rosenthal have been working for several years in teacher-training following a new model of constructivist didactics.
- Constructivism versus objectivism: Implications for interaction, course design, and evaluation in distance education by Charalambos Vrasidas. A modified version of this paper has been published in: International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 6(4), 339-362. 15 Feb 2005
This paper discusses the basic philosophical assumptions of objectivism and constructivism including their implications for course design, interaction, and evaluation in distance education.
- Insegnamento apprendimento a distanza informatica ambiente per la didattica 27 Mar 2005
Italian site (located in Milano) entirely devoted to constructivistic education. The group also sets up training courses, promotes distance learning, writes book and articles (partially on line as well).
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