Constructivism, Cognitivism, And Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

3041 Words Nov 24th, 2016 13 Pages
In the field of education, the focus of educational leaders is student achievement. Educational leaders aim to ensure that students experience success by studying theories such as constructivism, cognitivism, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. These theories help educational leaders better understand how student learn though studying biological, social, and cultural differences that impacts students’ learning. The researcher will attempt to show how these three theories provide a framework for advancing the research in the field of education, while comparing the similarities and differences of these theories. In addition, the researcher will provide a scholarly rationale for why intersectionality theory is best aligned with my approved dissertation topic of; The effects of the implementation of a single gender learning environment; has on student development of 6-8th grade male middle school students, in the urban school setting in central Texas from a teacher’s perspective. Finally, the researcher will respond to question 1 by analyzing the implications the research will have on the advancement of this theory.
Constructivism Theory
Constructivism is seen as a learning theory in which people learn from their experiences in the world. Furthermore, constructivist believes that learning take place through the use of sensory inputs, meaning the learner needs to be engaged and actively doing something. Bruning (1999) puts it as “each learner generates his own rules and mental…

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