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Ernesto Villasenor

Social Justice Fellow, LA County Education Foundation (LACEF)

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Constructivist Learning and Teaching: A possible way of addressing education disparities?

Constructivist learning and teaching imply the notion and suggest that learning is most effective when the individual is actively engaged in the learning process rather than being in a passive environment, the latter being the case in most learning environments.

There has been a surge in the US in terms of implementing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education initiatives, with the primary focus of preparing our students for the future's economic and societal developments, which will revolve primarily around science and technology.

As an individual that has acquired much information and experience within the STEM fields through the accessibility of programs that encourage constructivist learning and teaching methods, do you believe that such methods of learning could reduce education disparities throughout the entire board, specifically focusing on the K-12 public education?

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    Sep 4 2012: it will work for some people.

    the great problem with models and theories is that they need to be applied in combination with other models and theories.

    there is no one single-theory magic-bullet answer.
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      Sep 4 2012: Of course, I don't doubt that and do not solely believe that constructive learning should be the leading and only applied education theory in the classroom.

      There has to be a balance of numerous systems that could address numerous subjects and learning behaviors, as not all individuals comprehend things in the same way.

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