Faculty Advisor

Heinricher, Arthur C.


Constructivism and constructionism, in their purest form, evoke the idea of learning-by-making and structuring a curriculum so as to encourage innovation, and therefore, enhance both the desire to learn and the desire to teach. This project demonstrates the utmost importance of adaptive teaching in progressive education. Using LEGO Mindstorms, constructionism is fully realized. A Mindstorms curriculum based on the theories of progressive education, which bears in mind the various learning styles, encourages self-discovery in both students and teachers.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences