Volume 9 · Number 3 · Pages 415–420
Author’s Response: The Productive Challenge of Large Cohorts in Radical Constructivist Education

Christiane M. Herr

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Upshot: Responding to and further developing the points raised by the open peer commentaries, I discuss a range of themes, including possible roles of lecture-based teaching in a radical constructivist approach to education, approaches to the teaching of large cohorts in a radical constructivist manner, the role of assessment in students’ learning experiences, the distinction of “models of” student learning, contrasted with “models for” student learning, the distinction of literal conversation from an atmosphere conducive to conversation, and the use of design-based tasks to support and encourage students’ individual conceptual constructing.


Herr C. M. (2014) Author’s response: The productive challenge of large cohorts in radical constructivist education. Constructivist Foundations 9(3): 415–420. http://constructivist.info/9/3/415

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