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Social constructivism

Social Constuctivism

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Social constructivism

  1. 1. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM Samson Baby B.Ed. English
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Lev Vygotsky's constructivist theory, which is often called Social Constructivism. According to Lev Vygotsky Culture gives the child the cognitive tools needed for development. Adults such as parents and teachers are conduits for the tools of the culture, including language. The tools culture provides a child include cultural history, social context, and language. Today they also include electronic forms of information access.
  3. 3. What is Social Constructivism? Emphasizes the importance of culture and context in understanding what occurs in society and constructing knowledge based on this understanding .
  4. 4. Assumptions Knowledge is a product of human interaction. Knowledge is socially and culturally constructed that is influenced by the group and it’s environment. Learning is a social activity.
  5. 5. Examples of Social Constructivist Classroom Activities Social Constructivism: Whole Language Social Constructivism: Collaborative learning Social Constructivism: Situated Learning Social Constructivism: Anchored Instruction Social Constructivism: Games, Simulations, Cases, and Problem Solving
  6. 6. Whole language approaches tend to emphasize writing about what the child already knows and can explain verbally. Social Constructivism: Whole Language
  7. 7. Social Constructivism: Collaborative Learning Learning is promoted through collaboration -- collaboration among students, and between students and teacher.
  8. 8. Social Constructivism: Games, Simulations, Cases, and Problem Solving All four of the instructional approaches covered in this section involve students in interesting, "real" activities. We say "real" even though many games are clearly not realistic. . All of these approaches involve students in learning about, playing in, or solving problems in an environment that has rules or patterns.

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