I said Ken De Rosa of D-Ed Reckoning would write more on why constructivism doesn’t work. He has. See part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.
Natalie Solent looks at reasons why constructivism (aka “discovery, experiential, problem-based or inquiry learning” ) remains popular despite lack of results. She thinks people who were good at school are generalizing from their own ah-hah! experiences, forgetting the non-ah-hah! moments and flattering themselves that they figured things out without help. Also, she says, “they don’t want to look bossy.”
But they’re plenty bossy when they teach prospective teachers, writes Tin Drummer.
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For the most part, the opinions referenced in this post are worthless — though some commentors on the referenced sites are breathless with gratitude for enlightment.
The only reference to something akin to real research and fact-based opinion is at http://www.cogtech.usc.edu/publications/kirschner_Sweller_Clark.pdf. A reasonable read.
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