Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Computer-based technologies can […]

Constructivism 11: Organizational Learning

Argyris & Schön support the argument that individuals have mental maps both for their skill assets and how to act in situations. They assert that […]

Constructivism 12: Single Loop Learning

Chris Argyris and Donald Schön suggest that each member of an organisation constructs their own representation of the actual, tacit, applied organisational behaviours, also called […]

Constructivism 13: Double Loop Learning

In double loop learning, goals or decision-making rules are modified in the light of experience; the second loop facilitates their modification. Double-loop learning recognises that […]

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 […]

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