Constructivism Theory Analysis and Application to Curricula

  title={Constructivism Theory Analysis and Application to Curricula},
  author={Amy F Brandon and Anita C. All},
  journal={Nursing Education Perspective},
&NA; Today's nursing programs are struggling to accommodate the changing needs of the health care environment and need to make changes in how students are taught. Using constructivism theory, whereby learning is an active process in which learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current or past knowledge, leaders in nursing education can make a paradigm shift toward concept‐based curricula. This article presents a summary and analysis of constructivism and an innovative… 

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