Constructivist Learning Theory

Students need to be able to learn how to become effective problem solvers. They should be
able to identify problems, evaluate those problems and then decipher a way to transfer their learning
to those problems in a way that will bring about a solution. If a student is able to perform in a problem
solving situation a meaningful learning should then occur because he has constructed an interpretation
of how things work using preexisting structured. This is the theory behind Constructivism.
By creating a personal interpretation of external ideas and experiances, constructivism allows
students the ability to understand how ideas can relate to each other and preexisting knowledge. A
teacher ...

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information to be able to complete a task on his own or, to present a gradual decrease in the amount of help availible allowing the student the
capacity to work independantly. Situated learning will present the student with a set of learning tasks
placed in realistic contexts. This will include the abilities to use knowledge in a functioning learning
approach and acquiring inert knowledge based on the learning of isolated facts in limited conditions.
Lastly, students should, through the use of multiple perspectives, be able to view problems and ideas.

These ideas presented will then be able to shed light on the nature of problem solving. There are three most common types of problems, the first being well-structured problems. Well-structured problems are ones clearly stated with known solution procedures and evaluation standards; an example being a mathamatical process. Another type of problem are those that are ill-structured; they are stated vaguely, have unclear ...

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