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Chapter 14: Constructivist Perspectives on Learning

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Constructivist Perspectives on Learning
Constructivist perspectives on learning

This chapter reviews research in physical education conducted from constructivist perspectives. Although much if not most research on teaching, learning, and curriculum in physical education owes an allegiance to some theoretical orientation, this review is limited to those studies that explicitly used a constructivist perspective to guide the design of the study or interpret the findings. This limitation resulted in an incomplete portrayal of what research has reported about particular topics because many topics studied from a constructivist perspective have been studied from other perspectives. Because physical education researchers are interested in studying learning by both students in physical education settings and by pre-service and in-service teachers in teacher education settings, this review includes studies of physical education ...

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