Donald Clark talks about Social Constructivists

A nice podcast with Donald Clark:

Social constructivism had its origins in the thought of Karl Marx. However, it became a strong influence on educationalists in the capitalist West during the latter half of the 20th Century, and thinkers such as Piaget and Vygotsky are popular on teacher training courses to this day. But does its central tenet, that learning is socially constructed rather than individually discovered, hold up under scrutiny?

  • Introducing Social Constructivism – 1:24
  • Jean Piaget (1896-1980) – 6:44
  • Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) – 19:22
  • Jerome Bruner (1915-2016) – 33:12
  • Margaret Donaldson (1926-2020) – 41:56
  • Merlin Wittrock (1931 – 2007) – 52:22
  • Summing Up – 1:04:57

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