Constructivism in an age of non-constructivist assessments

@inproceedings{Schwartz2009ConstructivismIA,
  title={Constructivism in an age of non-constructivist assessments},
  author={Daniel L. Schwartz and Robb W Lindgren and Sarah R Lewis},
  year={2009}
}
Constructivism is a theory of knowledge growth and lifelong development built on a philosophy of pragmatism (Dewey, 1916). In the context of formal education, it is frequently used as pedagogical label for sensemaking activities including discovery, inquiry, exploration, and handson learning (Duffy & Jonassen, 1992). It is often set in opposition to shaping behavior, where external reinforcements regulate learning, as well as direct instruction, where students are told or shown what to do… CONTINUE READING

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