With education entering an era of increased accountability, different methods and philosophies of teaching are being explored. This website is representative of Constructivism, one of the theories used in education today. The following information and links are the result of an attempt to provide an unbiased and factual view of this theory.

Definition of Constructivist Education

Constructivism is a philosophy of learning founded on the premise that, by reflecting on our experiences, we construct our own understanding of the world we live in. Click on the following links to help explain constructivism and learn about several guiding principles of constructivism and how it impacts our learning.

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Constructivist Philosophy

The following links discuss the philosophical basis for constructivism.

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Benefits of Constructivism

The following links contain information regarding the benefits of a constructivist approach to education.

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Challenges of Constructivism

There's definitely some challenges when it comes to constructivism. These's some disagreements on the effects of how it benefits our learning environment. Here you can read about some cons of constructivism education.

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Infamous Constructivists

Here you are able to learn about a few important people in the development of the theory of Constructivism.

Heinz von Foerster
Humberto Maturana
John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky
Jean Piaget
Albert Bandura
Howard Gardner
Jerome Bruner

The Constructivist Environment

The following links provide an overview of what it takes to create an environment in which constructivism will thrive.

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Constructivist Classroom

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Lesson Plans

A constructivist lesson is rooted in an authentic context that draws upon the students' real-world experience. Here you will find examples of lesson plans that will help see how constructivism is used.

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Language Arts
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Assessments

Tips on assessing in a constructivist classroom

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Articles about Constructivism

Here are five composed articles that will help inform you on constructivism.

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Other Constructivist Websites

Here are some more constructivist websites to browse for additional information.

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