Assignment 5: Group work (TIP)

My group's preliminary work and my thoughts on our topic.

Our fifth assignment is from the Theory Into Practice Database (TIP) ,
located at http://tip.psychology.org/
Each group picks on theory of learning & instruction to discuss.
My group has chosen constructivism,
http://tip.psychology.org/bruner.html
My group consists of Haley Grizzle, John Kriemeyer,
and Ericka Mayweather. As my voice comes and goes
due to my cold, they have kindly agreed to let me do the
intro. Haley will discuss general characteristics, Erika
will discuss uses, and John will discuss limitations.
We also have a demostration planned.

The resources that we reviewed for this
assignment include the following:
Constructivist Learning Theory
http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/
resources/constructivistlearning.html

Constructivist Learning Theory http://www.artsined.com/teachingarts/
Pedag/Dewey.html

TIP Theories
http://tip.psychology.org/bruner.html
"Multimedia for Learning - methods and developments
By Stephen M. Alessi & Stanley R. Trollip
In a response to a question that John posted via email
regarding readings: I replied: In the tip article (Bruner)
I didn't feel that it dealt with the limitations much at all
[but only a definition].
The second article at artsined site seemed to be very much
about limitations, or perhaps, it was more about how hard
it would be to apply constructivism in a real world situation
with a potential different learning outcome for each student(?)

However, it did make me wonder, is a learning portfolio
an example of constructivist learning? If the idea is to
build upon current knowledge and define principles
through exploration, that would seem to apply to a
learning portfolio (or would it fall under more of an
"applied" theory)?

The third article at exploratium.edu
uses a museum setting (exhibits, maps) as examples of
constructivism learning which I thought was interesting.