RADICAL CONSTRUCTIVISM

Coined by Ernst von Glasersfeld in 1974, Radical constructivism argues that knowledge is constructed rather than perceived through senses. In fact, knowledge is considered to be the outcome of a self-organized cognitive process. Human beings may be trained like dogs and horses, but what really differentiates them from animals is their ability to think. It is because of this feature of humans that knowledge is actively constructed by thinking rather than being received from the environment. Therefore, language is regarded as a tool for thinking. It teaches humans how to think. 

Radical constructivism simply states that men create their own realities, so the individual learner is regarded as a constructor. Knowledge is made rather than discovered. From the radical constructivist point of view, "all of us – scientists, philosophers, laymen, school children, animals, indeed any kind of living organism -face our environment as the burglar faces a lock that he has to unlock in order to get at the loot" (Glasersfeld, 1981, p. 3). Thus, Radical Constructivism claims that as individuals produce knowledge, there is no need for teacher. Individuals should see the problem as their own problem, and so try to solve it by themselves using their cognitive capacity. Teachers can only teach how to think. A teacher's role shifts from a presenter of knowledge to a provider of experiences, as knowledge cannot be transferred from a teacher to learners as if it were a commodity. Rather, individuals have to build their own knowledge.

 

next grammar nxt
ult readm

 

Hakkımda

Muhammed Özgür YAŞAR

Merhaba, ben Muhammed Özgür YAŞAR. Dil sınavlarına yönelik yayınlanmış 14 adet kitabım bulunmaktadır. YDS, YÖKDİL ve YDT, YKS-DİL'e yönelik Online Canlı ve Yüz Yüze dersler vermekteyim. Özel ders için iletişim: [email protected] 

Dil sınavlarında uzmanı olduğum alanlar: YDS, YÖKDİL, YKS-DİL, Tıpdil, Gramer, Çeviri Teknikleri, Vocabulary ve Writing.

Aynı zamanda Osmangazi Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi İngilizce Öğretmenliği Bölümü'nde Öğretim görevlisi olarak çalışmaktayım. 2000 yılında Çukurova Üniversitesi İngilizce Öğretmenliği Bölümü'nden mezun oldum. Akademik olarak; ELT, MOOC, Flipped Learning, Applied Linguistics ve Language and Technology konularına ilgi duymaktayım.

Akademik çalışmalarımın olduğu alanlar: MOOCs, LMOOCs, Flipped Learning, Language and Technology, SLA, EFL, ELT

Yüz yüze Eğitimlerim: Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi ESOGÜSEM - Tel: 0222 239 9628 / 0222 239 3750 Dahili: 5071/5072 web: http://esogusem.ogu.edu.tr/web/tr

Not: Özel dersler ESOGÜSEM işbirliğiyle yapılmaktadır.