Instructional Development Timeline
Jerome Bruner
Jerome Bruner

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1941
  • A.B. Duke University, 1937

Career Highlights

  • Professor of Psychology, Harvard and Oxford Universities
  • Professor of Law, New York University (present)

Major Contributions to Instructional Development

Findings, Research, Studies

Discovery Learning is an instructional model based on cognitive views of learning and constructivist principles. In Brunerís model, students are encouraged to learn on their own through action and experience. The teacherís role is to ensure that learning activiities arouse childrenís curiosity, minimize the risk of failure, and are relevant to the student.


Constructivist Theory

Slavin. Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. (1991)