Responseto a Student’s Wiki
BeforeI disagree or agree with this paper, I have realized that the studentdid not use correct English and it is very hard to understand what heor she is talking about. The paper is full of grammatical errors, forinstance, “an individual learner is combining do you experience isan information….” ("Constructivism," n.d.). Afterreading this paper, it is clear that the student does not have asound understanding of what constructivism is all about. Therefore, Iseem to disagree more than agree with some of the information givenin this paper.
One,I agree with the student definition of constructivism although themeaning is not well put. Constructivism is an approach used inlearning where a teacher motivates his or her students to employactive techniques while learning. Through this, the students are ableto generate more knowledge about a topic and then talk about andreflect on those different experiences. Constructivism is of twotypes cognitive and social. Two, from his or her explanation, I didnot get the connection between the teacher and learner inconstructive approach. According to Dick and Carey (2014),constructivism involves both the instructor and the student. Theinstructor persuades the learners to use real world problem solvingtechniques and experiments without giving them direct answers(Fosnot, 2005). In my opinion, it is not right for the writer to saythat “constructivism does not give you the direct answer rightaway….” ("Constructivism," n.d) instead, he or shecould have written in a way that shows that the instructor is the onewho does not give direct answers in such an approach.
Ialso disagree with the student’s notion about constructivism beinga human learning tool that allows a teacher to teach traditionally.There is a big difference between a traditional classroom and aconstructivist classroom although some constructivists admit thatknowledge is also constructed by students in traditional classrooms.The former views knowledge as inert, while the latter perceivesknowledge as ever changing depending on one’s own experiences.Generally, the author was not successful in making me understand whatconstructivism entails. In addition, he or she seemed to concentratemore on the benefits than definition of constructivism. In conclusionconstructivism involves how learners are guided by their instructorsto construct knowledge but not how human beings are provided withknowledge. The learner in this case is active not passive.
Constructivism.(n.d.). In Student’s Wiki.
Dick,W., & Carey, L. (2014). The Systematic Design of Instruction.Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman.
Fosnot,C. (2005). Constructivism: Theory, perspectives, and practice (2nded.). New York: Teachers College Press.