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Introduction

The most important moment in a child’s education is when he connects with something that will engage his interest and encourage further exploration.

—Howard Gardner, Address at Brigham Young University, March 1998

As you have probably already realized, constructivist learning is not a single, comprehensive theory. It is, rather, a collection of learning principles based on the findings of cognitive and developmental psychology and on the convictions of educational philosophers from John Dewey to Howard Gardner.

This webquest was designed to help you explore several of the key principles that provide a foundation for the constructivist view of learning.