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  1. 1. Social Constructivism<br />Created and Presented By:<br />Meagan, Alex and Tim<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />Meaningful learning occurs when individuals are engaged in social activities.<br />
  3. 3. Theory overview<br />Realityis constructed through human activity.<br />Knowledgeis a human product.<br />Learningis a social process. <br />
  4. 4. Main proponent<br />Lev Vygotsky, 1898-1934<br />
  5. 5. Vygotsky says…<br />Culture provides cognitive tools needed for development.<br />tools include cultural history, social context, and language.<br />type and quality of tools determine pattern and rate of development.<br />parents and teachers are conduits for these tools.<br />
  6. 6. This is not social constructivism!<br />
  7. 7. Impact on education<br />The constructivist teacher…<br />engages students with interesting activities based on real-life situations.<br />guides student problem-solving.<br />promotes student collaboration.<br />actively supports student effort.<br />facilitates cognitive growth and learning.<br />
  8. 8. Relationship to online learning<br />Instruction<br />Tele-communication<br />Real-life simulations<br />Project leader and member opportunities<br />Tools<br />Wikis<br />Discussion boards<br />File shares<br />Presentation utilities<br />
  9. 9. Sources<br />Beaumie, K. (2009). Social Constructivism. Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology. Retrieved from<br />Constructivism in Learning. Learning and Teaching Home. Web. 05 July 2011.<br />Dolittle, P. (1999) Constructivism and Online Education.<br />Jackson, Roy. "Social Constructivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology." Projects Server Introduction. Web. 05 July 2011.<br />Kim, B. (2001). Social Constructivism. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Available Website:<br />Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.<br />McMahon, M. (1997, December). Social Constructivism and the World Wide Web - A Paradigm for Learning. Paper presented at the ASCILITE conference. Perth, Australia.<br />Social Constructivist Theories. Web. 05 July 2011.<br /> <br />