Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development. As developmental processes lag behind learning processes, less experienced or developed individuals can […]

Constructivism 6: Social Learning

One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect. Knowledge workers can learn by collaborating with their peers with similar skill […]

Constructivism 5: Kolb’s Learning Styles

In the years since Kolb first devised the learning styles inventory, the definitions of the four learning styles have been refined to facilitate the creation […]

Constructivism Pt.4: Experiential Learning Theory

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”. ELT attempts to express the holistic nature […]

Constructivism 3: The Principles of Constructivism

Bruner’s 1966 text Toward a Theory of Instruction described the key principles of constructivism. Driscoll outlines five conditions for learning. It's useful to elaborate on […]

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are […]

Introducing Constructivism in Education Part 1

Constructivism is an approach to learning based on the premise that cognition, or learning, is the result of mental construction: it's an active process in […]

5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory

There are a number of common myths surrounding learning theory that arise time and time again. In this post we’ll be separating some of the […]

Training Your Modern Workforce Without Gadgets and Gizmos

As more millennials join the workforce and corporate cultures trend in the direction of faster onboarding and employee production, there is an increasing need to […]

The Gamification of Corporate Training

Although gamification and game-based learning have been around for a few years, only recently are training departments beginning to take these learning and engagement methods […]

Discovering Instructional Design 16: Gagne and the Events of Instruction

You may be surprised to learn that the ASSURE methodology has it's roots located the behaviorist-influenced Events of Instruction, devised by Robert M. Gagne Continue […]

Discovering Instructional Design 15: The ASSURE Model

ASSURE is an acronym derived from the key verb-descriptor of the tasks associated with the approach. The ASSURE model proposes a 6-step guide for instruction; […]

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