Revista Ciencias de la Salud
Print version ISSN 1692-7273
ORDONEZ, Claudia Lucía. Thinking Pedagogically, Again, from Constructivism. Rev. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2006, vol.4, n.2, pp. 14-23. ISSN 1692-7273.
In the present article I continue the one I published in Revista de Estudios Sociales, Universidad de los Andes, entitled Pensar pedagógicamente desde el constructivismo: De las concepciones a las prácticas pedagógicas (Thinking pedagogically from constructivism: From pedagogical conceptions to pedagogical practices) (1). There I presented what are to me the principal constructivist conceptions; I also supported the idea that they allow us, teachers of any discipline and educational level, to change our traditional conceptions related to the transmission of knowledge. In doing so, constructivist principles also allow us to renew our vision of learning and how it occurs and to create new pedagogical practices for better critical learning in our students. Here I discuss the fact that these conceptions have not really entered our pedagogical practice at any level, from curriculum to class activities, and I describe a possible panorama of real use of constructivist principles in pedagogy.
Keywords : Constructivism; higher education; constructivism in higher education; pedagogy; curriculum; pedagogical practice.