We know that the human brain is essentially plastic, that it constantly reshapes itself in response to environmental challenges, but that it does this within the blueprint of the species inherited experience. There are three phases during a normal life cycle when the brain goes through extraordinary periods of internal reorganization...[and] experience during each of these phases becomes critical to how the individual brain is reconfigured to deal with the next stage of life. This process is called 'synaptogenesis'... Three phases have so far been identified – the earliest months of life, adolescence and old age.
21st Century Learning Initiative

Building Knowledge, Not Accumulating Facts: John Abbott Speaks

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:25 -- admin
John Abbott discusses the theory of constructivism in learning.

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John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

The changelearning website project emerged from the collaboration of John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.
Website development has been facilitated by the [[http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl|Canadian Council on Learning]], a national, independent, and non-profit corporation that is committed to improving learning across the country and across all walks of life.

Visit our [[http://changelearning.ca/about-us| About Us]] page for more information about the changelearning initiative.

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