CONSTRUCTIVISM Learning is an active process. The learner actively constructs or build new ideas or concepts. New information is linked to prior knowledge, thus mental representation are subjective
JEROME BRUNER Discovery learning Best for learners to discover facts for themselves. Language is the most important tool for growth
LEV VYGOTSKY Social interaction and social context Consciousness and cognition are the end product of socialization
JEAN PIAGET Cognitive structure are patterns of physical or mental actions Learning occurs through taking action.
KEY POINTS• Children construct new Knowledge as they move through cognitive stages and interpret this knowledge differently as they progress through the different stages• Constructivist learners are participatory learners• Learning should engage and expand the experience of learners• Education is a social process; Learning takes place within the context of a child’s social development and culture
WHAT TEACHER DOESWITH TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY Encourage and direct Encourage and direct students to actively engage in students to engage in the the curriculum curriculum Having students do research having students conduct project and papers science experiments or manipulative for math
WHAT STUDENT DOWITH TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY Students actively participate Students actively participates in the curriculum in the curriculum Students research topics, take Students take part in class online test and quizzes discussions Group work requiring Writing short reflection internet research papers
MY TEACHING Teachers are the facilitator Creates an open forum Enables growth for students Students are motivated