Teachers and learners

I certainly can see how learning may occur from the participatory engagement of students and teachers. Teachers have a role as guides and facilitators and I believe that they have a responsibility in playing that role well. In radical constructivism that role may be limited to that of an observer, whereas in social constructivism teachers should engage students not by transmitting them external knowledge, by fostering the students’ ability to “construct” their knowledge of an issue. The development of critical thinking skills is very important.

Today I received an e-mail from the ass.dean of academic affairs at the art institute where I teach. I want to share that with the cohort, also because the video may come as a relief after spending weeks on difficult readings. This is just an example how constructivist approaches find nowadays acceptance in mainstream education.
Take a look.  Could be a good teaching tool for critical thinking

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