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ERIC Number: EJ798521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Constructivism: Its Theoretical Underpinnings, Variations, and Implications for Classroom Instruction
Yilmaz, Kaya
Educational Horizons, v86 n3 p161-172 Spr 2008
This article provides an overview of constructivism and its implications for classroom practices. To that end, it first describes the basic features of constructivism along with its major forms or variations. It then elucidates the constructivist view of knowledge, learning, teaching, and the relationship among these constructs. More specifically, it explains the assumptions and principles of constructivist pedagogy, bringing to the fore its core characteristics that differ fundamentally from other instructional paradigms. Last, the article presents how constructivism as a learning theory can guide the process of learning and teaching in real classroom settings. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A