Constructing Learning: Using Technology to Support Teaching for Understanding (#18). Nicole Curry EDP 550 a.d . VIII Kal . Apr. (March 25, 2010). What is constructivism ? Quick Recap.
Constructing Learning: Using Technology to Support Teaching for Understanding (#18)
a.d. VIII Kal. Apr. (March 25, 2010)
Constructivism is an educational philosophy focusing on the learner creating his or her ownnew understandings and knowledgebased upon priorknowledge andexperiences.
Constructivists believe that learners thrive in a learner-centered, engaging environment.
Do you recall the differences between cognitive andsocialconstructivists?
What is yourdefinition of constructivism?
My colleagues and I want to know!
How does the integration of technology into teaching and learning relate to constructivism?
8 Teaching Characteristics Aligned with Constructivist Principles (p. 93)
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1. Focusing on learner (teacher- “sage on sidelines”)
2. Making lessons interesting
3. Keeping it real
4. Socializing for educational reasons
5. Promoting active learning
6. Managing time (Tempus fugit!)
7. Generating prompt feedback
8. Offering supportive scaffolding
Brief introduction to authors of the article
Brief introduction to other researchers
2. Tarsem Singh Cooner-Associate Director at Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health
Sherman & Kurshan
Several students would consider gaming to be a hands-on activity.
We, as educators, however, can use such information as a starting point in lesson planning.
Sherman and Kurshan
All Aforementioned Researchers’ Advice:
Provide specific comments to students whenever possible.
Respond within 48 hours or sooner to students’ questions.
Use practice questions from test banks or run computer simulations.
Implement programs with on-call tutors or experts to answer questions
There are many articles discussing the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Relatively few empirical studies of the benefits of using more web-based and computer-based technology are available.
More studies should appear within the next few years.
Research with quantitative and qualitative information of increased student achievement and learning outcomes using technology
Longitudinal research on the impact of technology use by teachers on teacher effectiveness
Research on impact of “digital divide” upon learner outcomes
Dare to make mistakes. (ex:)
Ask for help!
$haring is caring (and empowering).
Start with a few user-friendly technological tools, then use them regularly.
Coonan, T. S. (2010). Creating opportunities for students in large cohorts to reflect in and on practice: Lessons learnt from a formative evaluation of students' experiences of a technology-enhanced blended learning design. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 271-286. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00933.x. Retrieved on March 20, 2010 from Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost.
Wang, Q. (2009). Designing a web-based constructivist learning environment. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(1), 1-13. doi:10.1080/10494820701424577.Retrieved on March 20, 2010 from Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost.