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  1. Nov 2019
    1. This article, therefore, discusses constructivism learning theory as a paradigm for teaching and learning. Constructivism is a learning theory found in psychology which explains howpeople might acquire k nowledge and learn.

      The article by Dr. Steve Bada outlines the constructivism learning theory and the overall benefits to adult learners. The article starts by providing preliminary information about constructivism and how the learning theory is centered around self-directed learning (SDL). In addition, the article reviews how the theory takes into consideration that adults learn best when they incorporate their past experiences to assist in developing new knowledge- the knowledge is constructed from past knowledge; built upon. Two important notions are outlined: learners are construct new knowledge from things they already know and that the learning process is more active than passive. The article then reviews the general benefits, implications, and principals of adopting a constructivism learning theory in the classroom; both for learners and facilitators. (Rating: 9/10)

    1. Bohm proposes that everything exists as wholes, rather than as parts, and that everything is connected. Similarly, the quantum perspective of learning proposes that individuals learn in holistic ways as they interact with temporal and in infinitely extending virtual worlds.

      The article constructed by three higher education researchers; whose details of background and credentials were not disclosed, aimed to review and define quantum perspective of learning, review seven questions to align the learning theory and instructional design together, and provide examples to showcase how to facilitate the theory. The quantum learning theory has a foundational ideology that learners are connected to all facets of our every world- more of a fluid process and focuses much on the learner’s environment. Core elements that are addressed and reviewed are factors such as: culture, sociality, behavior, cognition, spirituality, and others. The core element outlined throughout the article, but emphasized and highlighted in the Implications, is truly about helping learners to discover the various connections that exist to assist in learning in online environments. (Rating: 5/10)