Seems that there are a couple of separate parts to this. Constructivism is “best” when students can work “effectively and efficiently” but many students don’t have the learning skills to take on projects. We are working to help students develop these learning skills – digital literacy – research, communication, presentation, discussion; learning literacies – self-directed learning, inquiry-based learning, collaboration; and reinforcing basic skills – reading, writing, math.
Our current initiative is to get students to ask good questions. Not as easy as it sounds. Without their own appropriate questions to guide them, students are ineffective, frustrated and struggle to be self-directed. We are following the Right Question Institute’s Question Formulation Technique with good results.
Would the CAT framework identify the need for these foundational learning skills as prerequisite or part of the learning activities?