Volume 10 · Number 3 · Pages 298–299
Changing Teacher Beliefs: Moving towards Constructionism

Carina Girvan

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Open peer commentary on the article “Beyond Technocentrism: Supporting Constructionism in the Classroom” by Karen Brennan. Upshot: If we are to move beyond technocentricism, we need not only to equip teachers with pedagogical approaches but to support a change in their beliefs, values and assumptions. While factors such as assessment practices and institutional norms can limit the impact of professional development by considering the ways in which teachers form their teacher-identity and the factors that can motivate change, we can begin to develop approaches to professional development that can have lasting impact on teachers and their learners.


Girvan C. (2015) Changing teacher beliefs: Moving towards constructionism. Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 298–299. http://constructivist.info/10/3/298

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