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ERIC Number: EJ1245045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2320-2653
Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism Been Fully Embraced? Is There Clear Evidence That Constructivist Principles Have Been Applied to All Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?
Holmes, Andrew G.
Shanlax International Journal of Education, v8 n1 p7-15 Dec 2019
This conceptual paper provides an overview of constructivist education and the development and use of constructivist principles in contemporary higher education, outlining constructivism and some specific facets of student-centered learning. Drawing from first-hand experience and using two examples of current university assessment practice, reflective learning, and learning outcomes, the author argues that, despite claims constructivist pedagogical approaches have become normative practice when it comes to assessment processes, constructivism has not been fully embraced. The question 'is there clear evidence that constructivist principles have been applied to all aspects of university undergraduate study?' is considered. This is important and significant and should be of concern to all educators who espouse constructivist principles in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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