- People who are self-directed, and are goal-oriented related to their own learning.
- People succeed who are not content to be receptacles of knowledge.
- Students who choose the constructivist approach succeed (up to 12 credits can be earned through learning contracts, but contracts are totally optional)
- People who want to learn something outside the school’s offerings succeed because they are driven to independent projects
- People who plug into objectivist work (i.e. outside study programs or courses) as part of their learning contract
- People who are coming straight from undergrad (their programs are grad programs); people whose faculty advisers are not responsive to them (thesis). To succeed in creating a learning contract students must already know a lot
What strategies help?
- Students work on independent projects and who meet weekly in a class setting with other students, to discuss their progress on projects together, to share strategies, and to learn from each other.
- Faculty respond to students in a timely manner to keep them moving forward
- Faculty offer frank, honest, constructive feedback to students on their work to help them improve
Also I emailed instructor an instructor at a constructivist college who works with undergrads with my research questions.