Complex Constructivism: A Theoretical Model of Complexity and Cognition.

  title={Complex Constructivism: A Theoretical Model of Complexity and Cognition.},
  author={Peter E. Doolittle},
  journal={The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education},
  • Peter E. Doolittle
  • Published 2014
  • Education
  • The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Education has long been driven by its metaphors for teaching and learning. These metaphors have influenced both educational research and educational practice. Complexity and constructivism are two theories that provide functional and robust metaphors. Complexity provides a metaphor for the structure of myriad phenomena, while constructivism provides a metaphor for learning. In the synthesis of these two powerful metaphors lies a new metaphor—complex constructivism. The reality of complex… 

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