Love this quote: "No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." I will tell myself this every time I feel pressured to skip the social learning and community building at the beginning of the year.
During my childhood, I can remember experiencing more of the traditional ways in a classroom than the constructivist way. Everything has to be based on the book, and most of all, grades is a big determinant of how much children can learn in school.
Teachers should be aware of the different levels of thinking in the cognitive domain and employ strategies to help students get the most out of their education.
CONSTRUCTIVISM - Constructivism originated in Russia and was primarily an art and architectural movement. It rejected the idea of art for arts' sake and the traditional bourgeois class of society to which previous art had been catered. Instead it favored art as a means of social change, or that would serve a social purpose.