Literature on Constructivism

Seminal Works:Ormrod, J.E. (2003). Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. Chapter 7.

Bruner, J. (1960). The Process of Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bruner, J. (1966). Toward a Theory of Instruction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bruner, J. (1973). Going Beyond the Information Given. New York: Norton.

Bruner, J. (1983). Child's Talk: Learning to Use Language. New York: Norton.

Bruner, J. (1986). Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of Meaning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bruner, J., Goodnow, J., & Austin, A. (1956). A Study of Thinking. New York: Wiley.

Current Research: Constructivist Pedagogy. By: Richardson, Virginia. Teachers College Record, Dec2003, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p1623 (available through Pioneer). The Implementation of Cooperative Learning in an Elementary Physical Education Program. By: Dyson, Ben. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p69 (available through Pioneer).Children's Constructions of Knowledge for Fraction Division After Solving Realistic Problems. By: Sharp, Janet; Adams, Barbara. Journal of Educational Research, Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p333 (available through Pioneer).Websites:Funderstanding
http://www.funderstanding.com/constructivism.cfmLinks on Constructivism
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/constructivism.html

Philosophy to Practice
http://www.cdli.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/cle.html

What is Constructivism
http://hagar.up.ac.za/catts/learner/lindavr/lindapg1.htm

The Psi Cafe
http://www.psy.pdx.edu/PsiCafe/KeyTheorists/Bruner.htm

Process of Education
http://www.infed.org/thinkers/bruner.htm

Web Overview
http://au.geocities.com/vanunoo/Humannature/bruner.html

Constructivist Orientation
http://www.west.net/~ger/Orientation/constructivist.html

Bruner List
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/cogsci.html#bruner

Brown, J. Stupid Learning. http://www.ornery.org/essays/2004-08-05-1.html or .doc

Bruner Links

The Psi Cafe
http://www.psy.pdx.edu/PsiCafe/KeyTheorists/Bruner.htm

Process of Education
http://www.infed.org/thinkers/bruner.htm

Web Overview
http://au.geocities.com/vanunoo/Humannature/bruner.html

Constructivist Orientation
http://www.west.net/~ger/Orientation/constructivist.html

Bruner List
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/cogsci.html#bruner

Constructivism Links

Funderstanding
http://www.funderstanding.com/constructivism.cfm

Constructivism
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/constructivism.html

Philosophy to Practice
http://www.cdli.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/cle.html

What is Constructivism
http://hagar.up.ac.za/catts/learner/lindavr/lindapg1.htm

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