- Jan 2022
Children construct intuitive theories of the world and alter and revise those theories as the result of new evidence.
A very sophisticated way to say that kids make things up as they go along! Perhaps the authors' surprise comes from the fact that adults are not so different?
There seems to be more agreement than not with Bada & Olusegun (2015) regarding the overall value of constructivism. However, it's unclear if the Piagetian-dismissing authors of Reconstructing constructivism would agree with constructivism as explained by Bada and Olusegun.
In my experience as a First-Year Composition educator, I can say that students value the process of active learning far more than, say, formulaic, fill-in-the-blank assignments. Perhaps this is because there's more recursive inquiry and metacognition in active, process-oriented learning that reflects the theory theory?
Reconstructing constructivism: Causal models, Bayesian learning mechanisms and the theory theory
Is there any meaningful purpose to having students like us read such an advanced, niche article? It seems not. Even with a background in psychology (BA) I found this article to be effectively meaningless due to the high concentration of advanced content. I feel like I have exactly zero ground to challenge any claims herein. Even after the Module 2 readings. Anyone else?
The study of cognitive development suffers from a deep theoretical tension – one with ancient philosophical roots.
This could've been a good place to allow liberal arts folx some point of entry. Alas.