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RE: Making constructivism simple? A primer


Date: Sun May 19 2002 - 19:33:35 PDT

A teacher is necessary. However much of the
teacher's current assignment and daily duties
would be better handled by computers. Some of
our teaching practices must mimic the speed of
the brain as well as the process of the brain.

The more paramount Brain research becomes the
more significant Behaviorisn will become
(for good or bad). Just watch. The teacher's
role must be redefined.


Esa Tipton <> wrote:

>I'm sure you can find some writers who will say the
>teacher isn't necessary but if you look at Bruner's
>work, which is where the contemporary evolution of the
>term started, it's not doing away with the teacher,
>it's redefining the way the teacher interacts with the
>content, the student, and the material. It's opening
>up the learning process to self-organizing systems of
>thinking and doing. It's based on the fact that our
>brain weaves together relationships and asks that our
>teaching practice mimics it.

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