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Educational Theories


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  • constructivism (general)
  • constructivism and technology
  • problem-based learning


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John Dewey

Books by John Dewey [Ontario Tech Books & eBooks] [eBooks - Project Gutenberg]

Dewey, J. (1910). How we think. New York: D.C. Heath. [eBook - Project Gutenberg

Jean Piaget

eBooks by Jean Piaget [Ontario Tech eBook list]

Piaget, J. (1959). The language and thought of the child. New York: Humanities Press. [Ontario Tech eBook] 

Piaget, J. (1954). The construction of reality in the child. New York: Basic Books. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Jerome S. Bruner

Bruner, J.S. (1960). The process of education. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [Worldcat]

Bruner, J.S. (2006). In search of pedagogy: The selected works of Jerome Bruner, 1957-1978. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Keiichi, T. (2013). Jerome Bruner: Developing a sense of the possible. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Lev Vygotsky

Books by Lev Vygotsky [Worldcat

Vygotsky, L. (1962). Thought and language. Cambridge: MIT. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society. Cambridge: Harvard. [Ontario Tech Book]

Daniels, H. (1997). An introduction to Vygotsky. London: Routledge. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Paulo Freire

Freire, P. (1990). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum. [Worldcat] [Ontario Tech Book]

Books by Paulo Freire [Worldcat]

Steinberg, S.R. (2014). Critical constructivism. In D. Coghlan & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), The Sage encyclopedia of action research (204-207). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Ontario Tech eBook]

Constructivism - Books

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