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Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?

Holmes, Andrew Gary Darwin

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This conceptual paper provides an overview of constructivist education and the development and use of constructivist principles in contemporary higher education, outlining constructivism and some specific facets of student-centred learning. Drawing from first-hand experience and using two examples of current university assessment practice, reflective learning, and learning outcomes, the author argues that, despite claimsconstructivist pedagogical approaches have become normative practice, when it comes to assessment processes, constructivism has not been fully embraced. The question ‘is there clear evidence that constructivist principles have been applied to all aspects of university undergraduate study?’ is considered. This is important and significant and should be of concern to all educators who espouse constructivist principles in higher education.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2019
Journal Shanlax International Journal of Education
Print ISSN 2320-2653
Electronic ISSN 2320-2653
Publisher Shanlax International Journals
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 7-15
APA6 Citation Holmes, A. G. D. (2019). Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 8(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i1.819
DOI https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i1.819
Keywords Constructivism; pedagogy; teaching; learning; assessment; student-centred learning; learning outcomes; active-learning; reflective learning
Publisher URL http://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/819

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