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“Mutual Learning Education” – Constructivism in School Practice
“Mutual Learning Education” – Constructivism in School Practice

Author(s): Anna Witkowska-Tomaszewska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, School education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Wydawnictwo LIBRON
Keywords: early school education; constructivism; action research; teacher; educational methods

Summary/Abstract: The vision of school based on constructivist education, in which the students are active participants and where the child’s knowledge is developed in the course of interaction with the environment, has long been the goal of many educational experts. Unfortunately, it remains just a theoretical construct for most of them, not applicable in a real school. Similarly, many teachers and principals, though they agree with the assumptions of constructivist education, do not see the possibility of implementing it at school and ask directly: What would it look like? What is the essence of it? What should it be based on? These doubts formed the basis for the development of a research project titled “Mutual Learning Education – Constructivism in School Practice,” whose main objective was to transform the instructional teaching paradigm applied by teachers into a constructivist educational model. This article presents the results of part of the research conducted within the framework of the above-mentioned project devoted to changing the instructional educational methods applied by teachers into constructivist methods intended to strengthen students’ skills connected with responsibility and involvement in the development of their knowledge.

  • Issue Year: 13/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 145-159
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English