Some blog followers may be interested in a recent discussion-list post of the above title [Hake (2009)]. The abstract reads:
ABSTRACT: Doug Holton, in a "Learning Sciences and Educational Technology Group (LSET)" post titled "All about constructivism," alerted readers to the fact that Alexander Riegler has placed radical constructivist Ernst von Glasersfeld's papers on the web at http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/EvG/ .
These might serve as an antidote to “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching” by Kirschner et al. (2006).
Holton references responses to Kirschner et al. (2006) by Hmelo-Silver et al. (2007), Schmidt et al. (2007), & Kuhn (2007)], but the most definitive rejoinder is “Language Ambiguities in Education Research” [Hake (2008)], mindlessly rejected by the Journal of Learning Sciences.
To access the complete 6 kB post please click on http://tinyurl.com/mb8pl2 .
Hake, R.R. 2008. “Language Ambiguities in Education Research,” submitted to the Journal of Learning Sciences on 21 August; online as ref. 54 at http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake .
Hake, R.R. 2009. "Re: All about constructivism," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at http://tinyurl.com/mb8pl2. Post of 22 Jul 2009 10:30:43-0700 to AERA-L, IFETS, LSET, Net-Gold, PBL, PhysLrnR, PsychTeacher, TIPS, & WBTOLL-L.
Kirschner, P.A. , J. Sweller, & R.E. Clark. 2006. “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching,” Educational Psychologist 41(2): 75-86; online as a 176 kB pdf at http://tinyurl.com/3xmp2m .