Prior to beginning this assignment, please review all the required readings,
videos, and any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review
the recommended resources for this week as a number of them may assist you in
creating this written assignment.
have been introduced to behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. To
further expand your knowledge and understanding of constructivism and its
theoretical components, you will research and write about one of the prominent
constructivists listed below based on the first letter of your last name.
Please look over the list to find the constructivist who corresponds with the
first letter of your last name:
- Last name begins with
Jean Piaget (1896–1980)
the following headings and subheadings in your paper to indicate the
organization of your information.
this heading you will provide the important historical perspectives of your subject’s
life and work and how these influenced his/her work in this field. Information
on the subject’s personal and professional background should be logically
- Researcher’s Theoretical
this heading you will describe the theoretical perspectives and other
major concepts pioneered or promoted by your subject.
- Experiments and
Under this subheading you will provide a thorough summary of at least two
empirical research projects your subject performed including the empirical
findings of the research.
- Historical Trends Under this subheading
you will provide information on the trends which lead to your subject’s
line of research.
- Notable Characteristics Under this subheading
you will provide information about the cognitivist and his/her line of
research and how it exemplifies the cognitivist constructs.
Apply basic research methods in psychology to your paper by accessing the
Ashford University Library and researching at least three appropriate
peer-reviewed articles. Be sure to use these sources to support your statements
within the paper. Cite your sources according to APA style, but do not directly
quote them within your paper.
Writing the “Understanding a Constructivist” Paper</em
- Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length
and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
- Must include a title page with the following:
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a
succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical
thought. For assistance with the critical thinking portion of the written
assignment, please see the information included on the Critical Thinking
Community website. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly sources from the
Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page that is
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be
used to evaluate your assignment.