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Introduction                                                                                       3
Historical perspective of Constructivism                                         4-5
Defining Constructivism                                                                     5-8
Major Theorists of Constructivism                                                     9-12
Guiding Principles of constructivism                                                   12
Constructivism in Education                                                               13
Constructivism in Education in Trinidad and Tobago                         14-15
Advantages and disadvantages of Constructivism                                 16-17
Conclusion                                                                                             17
Bibliography                                                                                           18
Appendix                                                                                                 19

    Constructivism has emerged as one of the greatest influences on the practice of education in the last twenty-five years. Constructivism is hardly a new school of thought. In a variety of post-structuralist theoretical positions, constructivism emerged as a prevailing paradigm.
    The meaning of constructivism varies according to one's perspective and position.   Within educational contexts there are philosophical meanings of constructivism, as well as personal constructivism as described by Piaget (1967), social constructivism outlined by Vygtosky (1978), radical constructivism advocated by von Glasersfeld (1995), constructivist epistemologies, and educational constructivism (Mathews, 1998). Social constructivism and educational constructivism (including theories of learning and...