Constructionism is a constructivist learning theory and theory of instruction.
It states that building knowledge occurs best through building things that are tangible an sharable (Ackerman et al., 2009: 56).
Only in this way will there be something rich enough in your mind to be worth talking about." (Papert, 1990) Important concepts are conscioulsy engaged and public entity.
Constructionism is not just learning-by-doing, but engaging reflexively and socially in the task.
In studying constructivism, it has become apparent for Dougiamas that one of the most important processes in developing his knowledge has been by explaining and exploring his ideas in conversation with fellow students.
He noticed, on reflection, that a great deal of his own development was fostered by participating in ongoing dialogue and creating "texts" for others to answer back to, whether in conversation or as a class presentation.Particularly, he views knowledge as fragments of dialogue, knowledgeable tellings at a given time within an ongoing relationship.This relationship can be between learners, between a learner and a teacher, or between a learner and an environment experienced by the learner.I am translating a variety of texts, using them to build an understanding on my own background, then translating my new understandings into building my own text, which you are deconstructing to reconstruct your own understanding.All these translations are introducing unknowns and I can never know if I am reaching you.The emphasis has shifted from general laws of development to individuals' conversation with their own representations, artifacts, or objects-to-think with.” (Ackerman, 2004).See also constructivism, Constructionist learning object Constructionism asserts that constructivism occurs especially well when the learner is engaged in constructing something for others to see: "Constructionism shares constructivism's connotation of learning as `building knowledge structures' irrespective of the circumstances of the learning.In attempting to teach through this medium, all I can hope to do is to stimulate a curiosity in you to read further on these subjects, to write about them, to talk to people about them, and to apply them wherever possible in your own situations. Ackermann (20) links constructionism and creativity through flow theory.The “idea of an optimal learning environment is one where the activity engaged in is perceived as meaningful, one's abilites are in balance with the challenge at hand, and one has the tools to express the emerging knowledge”.Both the creation process and the produced artifacts ought to be socially shared.Artifacts popular with constructionists include digital artifacts (e.g. “As adults, we all have times when we need to teach or explain something we know to someone else.