scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,358
Constructivism Knowledge is constructed in the mind of the learner-Bodner et al 2001 What is Constructivism Constructivism is an approach to education that has long been embraced by such infamous thinkers as Frobel Freud Erikson and its greatest contributors Jean Piaget and John Dewey DeVries et al 2002 It has been studied implemented and found to be successful by educators for many years and has shown its staying power by the many schools and learning facilities that have changed their curriculum to embody the constructivist perspective While some critics note that there is always a new fad or latest trend when discussing education they have yet to brand constructivism with this label Its importance can be witnessed as its discussion made the cover of the November 1999 issue of the Educational Leadership Journal As well the numerous articles 200 found on the ERIC database published on the topic show the wide range of support or disapproval from other academics in the field of education Bird et al 2001 Defining constructivism is a task that is not easily completed In essence it is a philosophy of education that has been developed from theories constructed by many educational theorists Dewey Piaget Vygotsky Bruner that has slowly crept into our classrooms and begun to eradicate the strict old-fashioned way of teaching and learning Perhaps it would be easier to define what constructivism is not Memorization or rote learning neatness and product are all dynamics that would not be found in a constructivist classroom Strict lessons work sheets and line writing would also be non-existent In fact the very act of creating this paper is somewhat anti-constructivist Constructivism has also been thought of as the type of education that gifted students received to enlighten their intelligent minds or as simplistic less-than-rigorous and anything goes schooling Bird 2001 Instead constructivism focuses on the process and active learning in order to make learning more effective and easier and more enjoyable to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA