The Nature of Constructionist Learning

A photo of two students working on what looks like a minature four-way intersection.

Participants at a workshop for educators offered by the MIT Media Lab in Puebla, Mexico. (Image courtesy of Bakhtiar Mikhak.)


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Spring 2003



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This course examines the philosophical and theoretical foundations of constructionism as a paradigm for formulating and evaluating new theories for learning and approaches to education. One of the goals of this course is to help new learning researchers situate their work within the constructionist framework through readings and projects that will focus on the rich interplay between the process of knowledge construction and the development and co-evolution of ideas, learners, tools, and contexts.

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Bakhtiar Mikhak. MAS.962 The Nature of Constructionist Learning. Spring 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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