EDUC-1001B Constructivism and Learning

In this course students will analyze what a learning environment is and will apply this analysis to the specific description of learning environments consistent with constructivism. Based on this analysis they will compare various constructions about the characteristics of a learning environment based on constructivist ideas and will justify one or some constructions through precise theoretical arguments. The course also addresses international and national learning standards in different disciplines and analyzes a given discipline from a pedagogical viewpoint. Students will choose one discipline among the ones they handle in their careers and will also apply what they learned to the critical analysis of learning environments in which they have participated and are participating today. They will also apply new knowledge to the design of pedagogical practices based in actual performances for their discipline, at the basic school or university level they have chosen.