‘Making’ Does Not Equal ‘Constructionism’

Peter Skillen, DJ Alchemi, Jul 15, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good post with some thoughts worth remembering. In particular, constructionism occurs "when people are actively creating artifacts in the real world," like making. But more, "is the idea that this happens especially felicitously in a context where the learner is consciously engaged in constructing a public entity, whether it’s a sand castle on the beach or a theory of the universe." In 'making', you are in active control of the design process. In constructionism, you are openly reflective about that design process.

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