Re: Constructivism Course

Bronwyn Seaborn (
Thu, 15 May 1997 13:55:42 -0700

Barbara Henriques wrote:
> I'd like to know if anyone has used PCP as a catalist to get students
> involved in recognizing their own constructions and how they relate to
> specific topics? If you don't have any experience with this, do you think
> it's a feasible idea?

Dear Barbara,
Do you wish to work exclusively with repgrids or were you intending to
use other strategies.

I personally feel that grids have their drawbacks - among other things,
if the medium is the message what nonverbal constructs about the
exercise are we conveying by using pencil and paper methodologies? I am
reminded of a little paper Tony Featherstoneough (sorry about the
spelling, Tony) gave re "formal" as opposed to "personal" constructions
in educational settings.

By the same token, I realise that grids have advantages in speed and
economy, and you may not want to take your class into anything too deep.

University of Wollongong