HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 16 no. 1 (2007)

Does a Critical Constructivist Learning Environment Encourage a Deeper Approach to Learning?

Amy Folk | David Watkins

Discipline: Education, Education Administration



This research showed that a critical constructivist learning environment could be successfully implemented in two Economics secondary classrooms of Hong Kong Chinese students. Students in the higher ability class reported changing to meaning-oriented learning motivation and strategies compared to those in the lower ability class or a control class. Awareness of the nature of the new learning environment was related to this shift to a deeper level approach in learning.