Book Review: Learning with Technology - A Constructivist Perspective


Not only do the authors call for a revolution of the traditional dominant paradigm of education, but also they present ample evidence for the implementation of constructivism and technology in order to allow learners to construct knowledge, to think, and to learn. They argue that unlike what the traditional paradigm holds, technology does not teach thinking ability and knowledge. Rather, students only learn when they construct knowledge, think, and learn through meaningful experiences. For this reason, technology can be a means to support the process of meaning-making in an analytical way. Therefore, understanding does not come from technology but from the meaningful experiences of learners to which technology can only be a supportive tool.