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Constructionism vs Instructionism

"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention 
rather than provide ready-made knowledge."

- Seymour Papert -

In Seymour Papert’s 1980’s video conference with Japanese educators Papert argued that that constructionism is more important and critical in the classroom than instructionism.   343 more words

Flight of Constructionist Fancy

In his essay Gears of My Childhood, Seymour Papert writes about how he fell in love with gears as a wee two-year-old, and how the gears were a “transitional object” that helped him access mathematical ideas. 644 more words


Transforming the Curriculum: Designing Constructionist Projects

There has been a recent push toward a more progressive approach to education that is likely to have a positive impact at all grades and across all subject areas. 1,178 more words


Memorable learning moment (#peel21st Nov 2015 blog hop)

A grade six teacher and I had co-planned a series of sessions with her students around coding with Scratch. In one of the later sessions, I was working with a boy who was frustrated with the game he was making and told me he wanted to start over again.  361 more words


Ben Carson & the Shifting Sands of Educational Discourse

Ben Carson, onetime neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, believes the Egyptian pyramids were built by Joseph to store grain.  “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” he said… 690 more words



Hello and welcome to my blog, Reconstructing Education.

The name of the blog is inspired by my experiences in the education sector as a teacher. I work in special education, my students have Statements of Special Educational Needs, relating to Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties. 193 more words


uLearn - Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s absolutely necessary – Tim Kitchen (blog – Adobe Education Exchange)

How can be creative in education? 306 more words