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Badie, Farshad – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Regarding constructivism as a learning philosophy and/or a model of knowing, a person (learner or mentor) based on her/his preconceptions and on personal knowings could actively participate in an interaction with another person (learner or mentor) in order to construct her/his personal knowledge. In this research I will analyse "meaning…
Descriptors: Semantics, Constructivism (Learning), Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis
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Post, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2015 Education for All (EFA), concludes its 25-year cycle, and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) publishes its final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Before the United Nations adopts new Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to consider the underlying theories of monitoring. This essay addresses two…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
Mays, Antje – Online Submission, 2015
Education research and employer surveys reveal that the skill gap in the United States spans across the realms of academic foundations, industry qualifications and technical competencies, higher-order cognitive skills, and behavioral skills and values. The purpose of this investigation was to identify key components of the two theoretical models…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, Vocational Education
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Amponsah, Kwaku Darko; Kotoka, Jonas Kwadzo; Beccles, Christopher; Dlamini, Sipho Nhlanhla – European Journal of STEM Education, 2018
This paper is part of a larger study that investigated the 'Effectiveness of collaboration on low and high achieving school students' comprehension of electrochemistry in South Africa'. The study occurred in the Ximhungwe circuit of the Bohlabela district in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The theoretical framework for this study was…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, High Achievement, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Korucu, Agâh Tugrul; Cakir, Hasan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Some of the 21st century proficiencies expected from people are determined as collaborative working and problem solving. One way to gain these proficiencies is by using collaborative problem solving based on social constructivism theory. Collaborative problem solving is one of the methods allowing for social constructivism in the class. In…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Huq, Afreen; Gilbert, David – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an alternate approach to entrepreneurship pedagogy development through an iterative journey of co-ownership between students, industry partners and academic course teams to enhance student satisfaction and learning outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: Utilising design thinking, the pedagogy…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Design, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Methods
Duncan, Nikki A. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In response to the controversial conditions of education in American and the need to identify other educational models to properly educate and train children to meet the demands of the 21st century, schools have created and developed learning environments that aid in reforming education. Educators, school districts, state and federal governments…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Charter Schools
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Benedict, Cathy – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2017
This response is based on my presentation at Teachers College, Columbia University celebrating the launch of Allsup's (2016) book, "Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education." I enter the text with openness, and with a willingness to ponder and consider. As such I offer the following considerations for further…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Constructivism (Learning)
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Chenghai, Gao – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
At a multiethnic school in the northwest region, the author chose 670 minority and Han college students as study subjects and investigated the relationships among the three variables of ethnic contact, implicit ethnic theories (essentialism vs. constructivism), and attitudes on interaction. The study results show that ethnic contact can facilitate…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Interaction, Constructivism (Learning)
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Backenroth, Ofra Arieli; Katz, Meredith Lynn – Religious Education, 2017
Online programs are becoming more ubiquitous in higher education; however, there has been a lack of research on the merit of this style of educating. Using the concept of constructivism as a framework, the idea that individuals construct their own understanding of world experiences, the authors generated a case study to explore the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Guidelines, Case Studies
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Arnseth, Hans Christian; Krange, Ingeborg – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The discussion in this forum aims to push some of the ideas further and thus clarify some of the concepts used in the feature article. This includes a debate of the concepts of meaning making, procedural and conceptual learning experiences, the distinction between realism and constructivism in our research practice, and finally how to foster…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science and Society, Realism, Constructivism (Learning)
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Beerenwinkel, Anne; von Arx, Matthias – Research in Science Education, 2017
For the last three decades, moderate constructivism has become an increasingly prominent perspective in science education. Researchers have defined characteristics of constructivist-oriented science classrooms, but the implementation of such science teaching in daily classroom practice seems difficult. Against this background, we conducted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
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Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy S. – Sport, Education and Society, 2012
This study aims to examine the factors influencing pre-service Physical Education (PE) teachers' perception of a specific constructivist approach--Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in Hong Kong. By adopting a qualitative approach, 20 pre-service PE teachers were recruited for individual semi-structured interviews. Deductive data analysis was…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Thao-Do, Thi Phuong; Bac-Ly, Dang Thi; Yuenyong, Chokchai – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Constructivism was introduced to Vietnam through many ways such as workshops, books, the Internet, and so on. However, due to the lack of professional education, fundamental ideas of constructivist learning perhaps were missing or neglected through classroom activities. Furthermore, due to the influence of culture and society, Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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