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Brandt D. S. (1997) Constructivism: Teaching for understanding of the Internet. Communications of the ACM 40(10): 112–117.
Teaching information retrieval through the Internet provides many opportunities for using the constructivist approach to learning. This approach emphasizes knowledge construction through experiences that reinforce mental models which, in turn, facilitate the assimilation of new information into knowledge. The Internet provides these processes because a conceptual understanding of information retrieval, subject knowledge, problem-solving skills and hands-on experience are vital components of successful searches in this online resource.
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