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Thinking Technology: Toward a Constructivist Design Model ARTICLE

Educational Technology Volume 34, Number 4, ISSN 0013-1962


Discussion of constructivism and instructional design focuses on the development of a design model for constructivist environments that supports the construction of knowledge, a meaningful context for learning, and collaboration among learners and with the teacher. Differences between constructivist and objectivist approaches are considered. (Contains three references.) (LRW)


Jonassen, D.H. (1994). Thinking Technology: Toward a Constructivist Design Model. Educational Technology, 34(4), 34-37. Retrieved June 24, 2018 from .

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