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Open peer commentary on the article “Constructionism and Deconstructionism” by Pavel Boytchev. Upshot: Boytchev identifies “deconstruction” as a neglected but essential stage in the constructivist learning process. Drawing on two studies, one in a university and one in a secondary school, for which software was designed to facilitate constructionist student learning, the author argues that the first phase of learning is the decomposition of knowledge into smaller yet meaningful and reusable entities, which are used as building blocks to construct both personal and new knowledge.
Holmes W. (2015) “deconstructionism” - a neglected stage in the constructivist learning process? Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 366–367. http://constructivist.info/10/3/366
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