The Praxis of Constructivism in the Nigerian Classroom: Beyond the Dictates of Theory to the Realities of Practice

Oyetoro, Oyebode Stephen ; Ajibade, Yetunde Adedoyin ; Obadiora, Adebayo Joseph (2016)


This paper identified the trend towards constructivism, a theory of learning and the recent reference to it as a theory of teaching (constructivist pedagogy). It provided an overview of the two widely accepted forms of constructivism- social constructivism and psychological constructivism. The implications of constructivism for the teaching and learning process were also highlighted. Lastly, concerns for its adoption and translation into practice in the Nigerian classroom environment, with its attendant malady, as exemplified by research in recent years form the crux of this paper.