Understanding the effectiveness of cognitive and social constructivism, elements of inductive practice, and student learning styles on selected learning outcomes in materials engineering

@article{Kitto2010UnderstandingTE,
  title={Understanding the effectiveness of cognitive and social constructivism, elements of inductive practice, and student learning styles on selected learning outcomes in materials engineering},
  author={Kathleen L. Kitto},
  journal={2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)},
  year={2010},
  pages={S3G-1-S3G-6}
}
Research studies in engineering education indicate that students build scaffolds from existing cognitive structures to new information when the students are able to make connections to their existing knowledge base. That research is founded upon the basic principles of social and cognitive constructivism. The effectiveness of two such active course contexts… CONTINUE READING