Constructivism vs. objectivism

In an educational setting, constructivism allows better exploration and application of knowledge. The downside is that it takes too much time and thus reduces efficiency, especially for abstract subjects like math.

Objectivism, the model followed by schools and educators for centuries, is inflexible and cannot adapt to today’s changing, information-overloaded society. However, it is quick in knowledge transfer efficiency for the majority of learners.

Would the ideal learning protocol involve blended constructivist and objectivist learning?
First exploration, then instruction, followed by practice and further exploration?


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