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Constructivism as Informal Learning

Nina McGarry McGarry.

Reviews constructivism theory in relation to education and learning and teaching and organizations. In proposing a relationship, the concepts of education and learning and teaching must be explored with a single concept agreed upon. Without this exploration and establishment of a universal term, the theory of constructivism will not succeed in a learning environment that includes a work environment.
Before entering into a discussion of education and learning and teaching and organizations, this paper provides a review of constructivism theory with dissenting views. Following the discussion, the impact on informal learning is reviewed. The summary and conclusions will provide examples of constructivism as informal learning that is supported the education and learning and teaching in organizations as well as in structured environments.


Nina McGarry McGarry  (United States)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Management Science
George Washington University

Ms. McGarry is completing her Ph.D. in Information Systems with a minor in Cognitive Psychology from the George Washington University. She is simultaneously completing a Ph.D. in Human Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate levels in subjects including Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Organizational Behavior, eCommerce/eBusiness, and Technology, Innovation and Change.

  • constructivism, informal learning, education, teaching, learning

(30 min Conference Paper, English)