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Constructivism is the theory that says we construct knowledge rather than just passively take in information. As people experience the world and reflect upon those experiences, they build their own representations and incorporate new information into their pre-existing knowledge (1).

(1) University of Buffalo

Example: 'the tango man with the red rose', Rudolf Valentino

We all know the cliché of the sensual tango of a man seducing a woman with a red rose between the lips. This image is attributed to a film by Rudolf Valentino in which he dances the tango. But, look and see for yourself: instead of a red rose a sigerette (1). In another movie, where he plays a toreador, he is confronted with a woman with a red rose between her lips (2). Why should a man (at that time) receive or even accept a red rose from a woman? Both images are constructed into the romantic idea of a man tango dancing with a rose between the lips.

External link
(1) Tango You tube
(2) Rose YouTube