Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Advanced Research in Teaching and Education
Constructivist Learning Environments
Serafeim A. Triantafyllou
Constructivist theories aim to answer how individuals develop critical thinking by trying to understand situations. It is very difficult to find a clear and precise definition of what constructivism means. This paper aims to give a ‘practical’ definition of constructivism, to describe elements of constructivist learning environments and to explain the significance of constructivist learning environments by introducing various constructivist approaches and emphasize on the cognitive effects they can bring in order to improve educational process.
keywords: constructivist learning environments, constructivism theory.