I have to admit that I am getting back into the swing of taking college classes. I have graduation, and two state sports that I have to deal with right now and my job doesn’t slow down until next week. This means I understand what many college students go through to keep up with their classes while balancing jobs, homework, kids and other craziness.
I like this weeks assignment because I hadn’t really thought about Constructionism and how hard it is to integrate it into a traditional school setting. It made me think of why this idea that has a lot face validity hasn’t caught on yet? I don’t have an answer to that, but it made me think about it.
I learned from Sarah Kitzan that constructionism differentiates itself by creating products. From a chart that Brian Mason posted to his blog I have a better understanding of the differences between traditional and constructionist teaching. It does seem that that traditional teaching has many negative descriptors like inert and alone.
I look forward to this class and can’t wait to see what I learn am My daughter, who is back from engineering school, is super excited about me getting the Arduino Starter kit.