Don't let the title "DISCONSTRUCT" fool you... this learning theory is about discovering, constructing, and creating.
I've always identified with Constructivism because I believe students have an incredible ability to problem-solve, analyze, and persevere on their own, if that's the expectation set to them. I've seen it over and over again while teaching math concepts, that even third and fourth grade students can realize a pattern or formula before it being explicitly taught to them. They remember this strategy or idea 1,000 times better and it's a huge bonus that they usually find this to be FUN!
What stands out to me as above-and-beyond simply constructing knowledge, is the emphasis the Discovery Theory places on furthering that understanding to CREATE or INVENT something new that hasn't been discovered yet.
Students are future leaders, scientists, inventors, and teachers.... they need to be prepared to discover, construct, and create!