Constructivism and Humanism
Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read chapters five and six in your e-book and review the Instructor Guidance. If your last name begins with N-Z, you will discuss humanism and its relationship to learning psychology.
- Humanism posits a purposefully person-centered approach to learning, that includes personal growth, focus on self-development, and personal needs.
Consider the following as you discuss:
- Do you feel that learning, from the approach of a human’s potential, rather than from a purely content driven (you need to know this) perspective, is a viable way to approach investigating “how we learn”? Why or why not?
- Waldorf Education posits that it is a school founded on humanism ideologies. After reading the content, do you agree with their position? Would this type of education work with adults (yourself)?
- Describe a personal example of experiential learning that you have experienced.
- How can the areas of motivation and needs potentially increase effective learning, as suggested by humanistic ideologies?
- How do the variables of organismic integration theory (OIT) reflect the humanistic model?