Constructionism: Introductory Resources
Constructionism is an overloaded term — it has meanings in politics, in philosophy, in education, and in other areas. Here, we're specifically talking about the learning theory posed by Seymour Papert. Additionally, constructionism is often conflated with constructivism. The difference between the two is subtle: constructivism is a theory of how people learn, while constructionism is a theory of how we should teach. You'll still see them used interchangeably in some places, so don't be thrown off when some of the sources below mention constructivism instead of constructionism.
- Constructionism vs. Instructionism, by Seymour Papert of MIT Media Lab
- Constructivism and Social Constructivism in the Classroom, from University College Dublin
- Seymour Papert’s Legacy: Thinking About Learning, and Learning About Thinking, by Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University
- Constructionism, from the EduTech Wiki
- Eight Big Ideas Behind the Constructionist Learning Lab, by Seymour Papert of MIT Media Lab
- Constructionism, Learning by Design, and Project Based Learning, from the University of Georgia
- Constructivism vs. Constructivism vs. Constructionism, by Mark Guzdial of Georgia Tech
- Constructivism, from the University of Oregon
- Seeing the wood from the trees: constructionism and constructivism for outdoor and experiential education, by Mark Leather of the University of Edinburgh
- Constructionism (learning theory), from Wikipedia
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