Scientific method or Scientifics methods ?
This scientific method is the traditional method in science, but there are others methods in science more constructivists.
I'm student in science in education. So would you that I talk you about the others scientifics methods ?
Constructivist or not
First, I disagree that the scientific method is not constructivist. If the student is taught so that they apply the scientific method directly themselves, then it is constructivist.
If you wish to explain other methods for teaching science then feel free, but please keep it to other pages. This page should be reserved for explaining The Scientific Method in a constructivist context.--Memracom 13:44, 19 February 2007 (EST)
Excuse me, I don't want to put your article down.
I read Constructionism article and it explains that constructionism is "a philosophy of education in which children learn by doing and experiencing. They explore and discover instead of being force fed information. "
And with this perspective, the Scientific method that you describe is very constructionist. But constructionism also starts from children conceptions to construct with them their understanding of a phenomenone, to help them to get over understanding hindrance with other children (Vygotsky, Doise & Mugny) or/and environment (Piaget).
We could develop the article of Constructionist learning to explain what can represent constructivist approach. What do you think about of this ?
Zyacat 14:46, 19 February 2007 (EST)
We could distinguish constructionism, socioconstructionism, constuctivism and socioconstructivism both. What do you think ? Do you talk me what authors you refer to you for constructivist approach for beginning ?
Please, excuse me for my english, I'm not Englis speaker.
Zyacat 12:18, 20 February 2007 (EST)
Constructivism needs History
Memorization of historical facts is of little value for constructivism. However since no human being has the time or capacity to re-create all of current scientific understanding from raw observations, history has an important role for constructive learning. History has a well established ability to help construct a foundation for more advanced learning based on the individuals own observations. Much as Newton acknowledged that he stood on the shoulders of giants, efficient learners today need to utilize historical information to build their understanding. To be used by constructivism, historical information needs to be presented as previously discovered ideas and procedures coupled with the experiments and observations which were the basis for their formation. Famous names and dates are useful as devices to catalog and organize that information and should not be viewed as useful as isolated information. d trapp, http://www.SequimScience.com/