Constructivist Learning Theory

The constructivist learning theory attempts to describe how learners learn and thereby how to create effective instruction. The following links provide information about the constructivist learning theory.

Web Sites

Augmentation of the Intellect by Martin Ryder. This article characterizes the Internet as a powerful constructivist environment for learning. It is an organic system which grows and responds to human participation. A virtual library, the Internet provides abundant information resources. But unlike a library, the Net is a potent environment for generative learning where participants, through interaction, add value to the resources they exploit.

Classroom Compass: Constructivism. Volume 1, Number 3: (Southwest Education Development Lab). This article discusses not only the theory, but how it applies in the classroom.

Collection of some recent articles on constructivism. Compiled by Martin Ryder at the School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver.

Essays on constructivism and education. Compiled by the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation.

LiveText: Constructivist Project Design Guide - This is a LiveText Guide to initiate experienced educators into designing constructivist, cooperative learning projects around the World Wide Web.

Online Articles

On Purpose Associates. (1996). Adventures in learning: constructivism. [Online] Available: http://www.funderstanding.com/learning_theory_how1.html Viewed February 15, 1997.

Wilson, B., Osman-Jouchoux, R., & Teslow, J. (1995). The impact of constructivism (and postmodernism) on ID fundamentals. In B. B. Seels (Ed.), Instructional design fundamentals: A reconsideration (pp. 137-157). Englewood Cliffs NJ: Educational Technology Publications. Also available online: http://ouray.cudenver.edu/ ~jlteslow/idfund.html

Classroom Compass: Constructivism. Volume 1, Number 3: (Southwest Education Development Lab). This article discusses not only the theory, but how it applies in the classroom.

Collection of some recent articles on constructivism. Compiled by Martin Ryder at the School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver.

Adventures in learning: constructivism. [Online] Available: http://www.funderstanding.com/learning_theory_how1.html Viewed February 15, 1997.

Ryder, Martin. (1995). Augmentation of the Intellect This article characterizes the Internet as a powerful constructivist environment for learning. It is an organic system which grows and responds to human participation. A virtual library, the Internet provides abundant information resources. But unlike a library, the Net is a potent environment for generative learning where participants, through interaction, add value to the resources they exploit.

Wilson, B., Osman-Jouchoux, R., & Teslow, J. (1995). The impact of constructivism (and postmodernism) on ID fundamentals. In B. B. Seels (Ed.), Instructional design fundamentals: A reconsideration (pp. 137-157). Englewood Cliffs NJ: Educational Technology Publications. Also available online: http://ouray.cudenver.edu/ ~jlteslow/idfund.html

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