Constructivism in Education

December 27, 2015

Constructivism is type of learning strategy which focuses more on application of education. According to this strategy, the level of understanding is far more than other traditional methods because students construct knowledge based on their experience. Constructivism allows students to actively create their knowledge rather than being fed what is learnt by someone else.

The Constructivist Approach

This type of learning usually encourages students to use active techniques like problem-solving, communication and experiments to create knowledge. The facilitator or who we prefer calling an educator (rather than a teacher) would encourage students to create their knowledge on the topic under discussion and then guide them in the right direction with a series of questions rather than answers to questions the students might have.

The approach not only contributes to a better learning style, but also provides students a platform to express themselves and open up with their thoughts to the others thus adding to their confidence and inspiring communication.

Constructivism vs Traditional

A lot of teachers and institutions have debated the topic and one of the major drawbacks discussed is the time spent in educating the students. Yes, the amount of time spent to learn a new topic through this strategy is more than the traditional ones, however, we at Dweek Studios believe that it is better to take more time to achieve perfection rather than sticking to a traditional method which might not work in today’s environment where knowledge plays a key role in creating a better future for all.

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