WISH uses a variety of approaches to support student learning: Constructivism emphasizes an internal-oriented approach in which by asserting one's knowledge, as well as participating in the learning process itself, learning is constructed by student's interpretation of their own experiences.  Learners benefit from working collaboratively in groups so that they can hear different perspectives and accomplish the learning tasks with the help of their peers and experts.  Learning is an active process that is facilitated when learners are given the chance to express themselves and evaluate their own thinking.