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Constructivism 3: The Principles of Constructivism

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 these principles and conditions, as they are relevant to the rest of this series of articles. Continue Reading

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Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Graphical representation of a mental model or schema

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 known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading