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Nigel Coutts

Contemplating the consequences of Constructivism - The Learner's Way - 0 views

    Constructivism is one of those ideas we throw around in educational circles without stopping to think about what we mean by it. They are the terms that have multiple meanings, are at once highly technical and common usage and are likely to cause debate and disagreements. Constructivism in particular carries a quantity of baggage with it. It is a term that is appropriated by supporters of educational approaches that are in stark contrast to the opposing view; constructivism vs didactic methods or direct instruction. The question is what are the origins of constructivism and does a belief in this as an approach to understanding learning necessitate an abandonment of direct instruction or is this a false dichotomy?
Paul Jinks

Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 9 views

    Handy graphical overview of different theories of learning: behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism and connectivism. Doesn't get hung up over which is 'right' but makes claims for the usefulness of each.
    This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing.
Jessica MKE

Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments Huang 2002 ... - 2 views

    Per Moodle discussion post this week
Debi Griggs

Social Constructivism Meets Social Media | Digital Learning Environments - 6 views

  • Complete opposite to old-school pedagogy is social constructivism, which proposes that students learn best about a given topic when interacting with other learners
  • the ability of college students to participate in small study groups is the most important determinant of academic success
  • students who study with other students at least once per week are more engaged and better prepared than students who study solo
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  • tech-savvy teachers can join in and geographic limitations are erased
    New study on using social media to create social constructivism.
Randy Venne

Google Custom Search - Inquiry-based Learning Resources - 0 views

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Maggie Rouman

Google Custom Search - Techno Constructivism - 7 views

    How to integrate technology into the curriculum so that it complements and redefines constructivist teaching. Keywords listed include: "techno constructivism" "online technology" "lms" "Web 2.0" "constructivist" "online apps" & "elearning".
Dennis OConnor

Three generations of distance education pedagogy | Anderson | The International Review ... - 3 views

  • This paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines the learning experiences encapsulated in the learning design. The three generations of cognitive-behaviourist, social constructivist, and connectivist pedagogy are examined, using the familiar community of inquiry model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) with its focus on social, cognitive, and teaching presences. Although this typology of pedagogies could also be usefully applied to campus-based education, the need for and practice of openness and explicitness in distance education content and process makes the work especially relevant to distance education designers, teachers, and developers. The article concludes that high-quality distance education exploits all three generations as determined by the learning content, context, and learning expectations.
  • We conclude by arguing that all three current and future generations of DE pedagogy have an important place in a well-rounded educational experience. Connectivism is built on an assumption of a constructivist model of learning, with the learner at the centre, connecting and constructing knowledge in a context that includes not only external networks and groups but also his or her own histories and predilections.
  • t is clear that whether the learner is at the centre or part of a learning community or learning network, learning effectiveness can be greatly enhanced by applying, at a detailed level, an understanding of how people can learn more effectively: Cognitivist, behaviourist, constructivist, and connectivist theories each play an important role. References
    Cognitive Behaviorism, Constructivism, Connectivism
    Cognitive Behaviorism, Constructivism, Connectivism
Margaret Mulqueen

YouTube - Building knowledge: constructivism in learning - 0 views

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      Great information on constructivism and its definition, and how it ties in with critical thinking.
Carrie Loney

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  • The purpose of this article is to examine the inter-relationship of musical knowledge and curriculum particularly as it relates to a course of study for choral music education. The article discusses the nature of musical knowledge as seen through the lens of a praxial approach (Elliott, 1995). The author then presents his own ideas that use constructivist strategies (Bruner, 1966, 1979) to blend these views into a viable curriculum for school choral programs.
  • Certain schools of thought focus on the product rather than the process.
    • Carrie Loney
      This is a primary conflict among choral educators. Many say they are process driven, but are product driven. Indeed, sometimes jobs depend upon being product driven.
  • In Bruner's (1979) words, "How can I know who I am until I feel what I do?" (p. 43) This mode of thinking has clear applications in the choral curriculum and is closely tied to Elliott's (1995) views. In Music Matters (Elliott, 1995) Elliott writes, "we don't hear music as it is, we hear it as we are." This points to the importance of the student as the center of planning in curricular development.
Nina Levine

E-Learning Curve Podcast: Introduction to Constructivism - 0 views

    Michael Hanley of the E-Learning Curve Blog provides a concise introduction to constructivism. ~7 minutes
Margaret Lentz

Constructivism Learning Theory - 3 views

    Numerous cites listed on Constructivism including: Identifies 5 qualities of constructivist teaching and discusses strategies for implementing a constructivist lesson.
Margaret Lentz

Characteristics of Constructivist Learning and Teaching - 0 views

    This article presents a synthesis and summary of the characteristics of constructivist learning and teaching as presented by noted researchers on constructivist theory.
Michele W.

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - 2 views

    This is a wonderful article on how to write effective online discussion questions. It also includes concrete examples of questions to illustrate the theory presented in the paper. The paper highlights student engagement in online learning
    This is a terrific resource and particularly apt for Module 3. I've added it to my E-Learning Magazine as well. Here is the link to all articles relating to discussion questions and facilitation:
David Stricker

A Constructivist Approach for Online Training for Online Teachers - 0 views

    This article focuses on the training of teachers of higher education by means of a two-week workshop in online pedagogy and facilitation techniques. This workshop is used as the intervention to examine what the effects are of being an online learner on future online teachers.
Philip Romal

Constructivist Education - 0 views

    Nice Blog for Constructivist Education
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