An educational philosophy. The idea that a learner 'builds' understanding of a new concept by exploring it, examining it and connecting it to their existing understanding.
- Understanding requires ideas to have context
- Understanding things within their context is a core idea within Constructivism. Understanding needs active learner engagement. Together, this means that Constructivist teachers adopt a support role.
- Prefer notes that describe a relationship
- According to educational constructivism, understanding requires ideas to have context. This is so the context forms relationships between things you know already and the new subject. Building notes describing these relationships explicitly will focus the process and engage you with the task - understanding needs active learner engagement.