Daily Bookmarks 11/12/2007

Half an Hour: Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) – Summary

  • Stephen Downes’ deconstruction of a paper critical of constructivism. Further analysis of the paper will come later, but this has a few editorial comments in addition to a summary of the article’s points.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Half an Hour: Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) – Readings

  • Stephen Downes’ extensive review of research and resources related to the Kirschner, Sweller, & Clark article criticizing constructivism and other “minimally guided instruction” techniques.
     – post by christyinsdesign

2 thoughts on “Daily Bookmarks 11/12/2007

  1. It’s his notes on the paper–basically an outline of the arguments in the paper. Part of what he’s doing is showing the process he uses for analyzing a paper, with both the readings and his summary. The original paper is available if you want to read what Downes is responding to. I think it’s easier to follow if you’ve read the original article.

    Downes has promised a write-up of his critique of the paper, which should be posted soon. That should be more of a finalized writing with paragraphs and such instead of bullet points. No guarantees that it will be much easier to read though; Downes’ writing is often a challenge.

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