Leading theorists of constructivism: Jean Piaget Jerome Bruner Lev Vygotsky John Dewey
Key Points of Theory: Learning is an active, constructive process. The learner is an information constructor New information is linked to prior knowledge, thus mental representations are subjective
What the teacher does under this theory: Support curriculum without technology using: Social and emotional learning Integrated studies Project Learning
What the teacher does under this theory Support curriculum with technology using: Active engagement Participation in groups Frequent interaction Connection to real-world experts
What do the students do under constructivism: Students without technology will support curriculum by using: books for research Critical-thinking skills
What do the students do under constructivism Students with technology will support current curriculum using: Computer games Project research Group projects
Learning and understanding how students learn through the different learning theories will be imperative to the success of all my students.
Using all technology available to me in the classroom and traditional teaching styles will prove to be essential.
Credits http://www.learning-theories.com/constructivism.html http://www.edutopia.org/core-concepts http://www.edutopia.org/tech-integration Cashman, Gunter, and Gunter. "Learning Theories and Education Research." Intergrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom. Sixth Edition ed. Boston: Course Technology, 2010. 367-390. Print.