Constructivism: A Paradigm for Teaching and LearningDagar V* and Yadav A
Department of Education, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh District, Pali, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dagar V
Department of Education, Central University of Haryana
Mahendergarh District, Pali, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 08, 2016; Accepted Date: July 01, 2016; Published Date: July 07, 2016
Citation: Dagar V, Yadav A (2016) Constructivism: A Paradigm for Teaching and Learning. Arts Social Sci J 7:200. doi: 10.4172/2151-6200.1000200
Copyright: © 2016 Dagar V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present paper is a conceptual paper focusing on the need and ways of adopting constructivism in the teaching and learning process. Our present education system emphasizes on preparing students for highly competitive standardized tests and overlooks the importance of fostering critical thinking skills in our students. The conventional teacher centric teaching learning process emphasizing on memorization is usually adopted across length and breadth of Indian schools. This paper sketches the need to redefine education to include more critical thinking by adopting constructivist pedagogy. The paper also proposes the important aspects such as integration of social and emotional learning in learning process for adoption of constructivism in classrooms, besides this it also outlines the learning strategies and learning design required for successful implementation of constructivism in teaching learning process.