CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH: A NEW WAY OF LEARNING
Keywords:Constructivism, Teaching, Learning
Education is considered as a third eye of man and is a vast and dynamic process which keeps on changing according to situation , timing, place and conditions. It keeps on moving life long and making the journey of education more comprehensive for learners . Overs the years there are many approaches to teaching and learning but the current focus is on constructivist approach to teaching and learning which is gaining a lot of attention in education system now a days .Time has come to effectively explore our educational system and examine the core unit of the whole enterprise , the textbook, the classroom , a setting that is often dominated by teacher talk and student listens. So, for fulfilling the aim of child-centered education , constructivism works efficiently for achieving this aim at hand.
“Constructivism is the view that emphasis the active role of the learner in building understanding and making sense of information”
The most amazing contribution of constuctivism is a focus on student-centered learning. A teaching and learning environment dominated by the constructivist approach is different from a teaching and learning environment dominated by the traditional approach. Constuctivism has emerged as one of the greatest influences on the practice of education in the last twenty-five years. The present paper is a conceptual paper focusing on the need and importance of contructivist approach in teaching and learning ,which provides sufficient light on the learning design required for successful implementation of constructivism in teaching-learning process.
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