dinsdag 15 januari 2008

Week 5 Jean Piaget - Constructivism

How learning happens

Constructivism is a learning theory that argues that humans construct meaning from current knowledge structures, throughout assimilation and accommodation.

If our knowledge structure is like a puzzle then we sometimes find new puzzle pieces to fill in the gaps. That is called assimilation. But sometimes we discover some puzzel pieces were not in the right place to start with and so we reorder our puzzle with the help of new gain knowledge. That is called accomodation.

In many cases failure leads to learning, like in the accomodation process.

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