Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 37, Number 2

Learning at the interface of Connectivism and Constructivism

Sigitas Daukilas, Irma Kačinienė


Planning of study process and research of quality standards in learning organisations is based on the theory of knowledge (epistemology). Modern studies in higher education systems are generally based on the learning theory principles of connectivism and constructivism. However, these teaching/ learning principles are not adequately applied in learning organisations. The aim of the research is to reveal the problems related with inadequate application of connectivism and constructivism pedagogy principles in education and business organisations. The results of the research show that application of connectivism principles in education organisations impersonalises study content, diminishes pedagogic conditions of value system education, increases study costs. Connectivism ppedagogy is more effective in business organisations, because it guarantees interactive, reflection and learnerexperience based cognition. The theory is effective in business organisations because of its flexible content and the system oriented towards learner needs and individualised learning strategy.

JEL codes: I20, G32.

Keyword(s): learning, learning theories, philosophy level methodology, study quality, constructivism, connectivism

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