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Discussion: Constructivism

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I think I created a link to a Discussion page but I really don't know what I'm doing. I'm really confused on how to get this going. I thought I received a message from one of my group members asking for a time to meet up online but now I can't find that message so I'm starting to think I imagined it! I see that Amy has been editing the page but I do not know if another means of communication has already been created and I'm just really behind the loop here. Hopefully I did this correctly and I can get some feedback!

Start by reading the information in Chapters 1 & 2 in your textbook. Google Constructivism, definition, theories, concepts, educational implications, instructional strategies, techniques, methods, ... (gsk)


Check out these links:


Constructivismas a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning

Constructivismat Learning Theories

Constructivism: Overview

cognitive constructivism and social constructivism,

Bruner's Theory   Constructivist Theory  (J. Bruner)
Classroom Applications of Constructivism
Constructivism and Technology
Piaget's Theory
Vygotsky's Theory

Multiple Intelligences (H. Gardner)
Is It Constructivism?- Identifies 5 qualities of constructivist teaching.
On Constructivism- Discusses strategies for implementing a constructivist lesson.

    Constructivism Links - Very comprehensive site. Contains links to other sites on constructivism. Includes sections on Sociocultural Theory, Enactivism, Postmodern Thought as well as links to information about Bartlett, Seely Brown, Bruner, Dewey, Fisher, Hanley, Piaget, von Glaserfeld, and Vygotsky.

    Constructivism and Technology

    Are You a Techno-Constructivist?

    Constructivism and Technology: On the Road to Student-Centered Learning

    Constructivism Meets Technology

    Constructivism & Technology: Transforming Schools & Classrooms


    Comments (11)

    Amy said

    at 11:20 am on Jan 31, 2011

    Danielle you are not alone, I have no idea what I am doing. Your discussion board looks good to me.

    Gayla S. Keesee said

    at 2:08 pm on Jan 31, 2011

    Your group project is to research and add information and media to complete the resource page in the Teaching and Learning Resources wiki. The deadline for completion of the additions, revisions, etc. to the TLR wiki page is February 6. I provided a link to the Horizon Project 2007 which is an example of a similar project. You may also reference information from this site.

    As you will notice, some of the pages have already been started. You and your group members will need to decide whether to keep that information, to revise it, to add to it, etc. You should use the headings provided as suggestions for the types of information to include. You can always review the page history to see previous versions of the page and even revert to an older version--so you can't mess up the page. This is also where I can also keep track of who is making changes and what kind of changes were made. As a registered user of the wiki, you should have been receiving updates on what the other groups are doing. If you are not sure what how to proceed, you might look at what they are doing for ideas.

    This is a collaborative project with another classmate as well as two members of the other EDU271 course. The group members assigned to work on Constructivism are Amy McRoberts, Danielle Keller, Eve Clifton, and LaShanda Scott. I want you to figure out how to best collaborate. I would review the suggestions made on the Class Blog and in the Discussion Forum for how to effectively complete this project. I have uploaded contact information (i.e. E-mail and phone) for both classes to the TLR Sign-up Wiki page as an Excel document. 1901 is your class. 1902 is the other class. See the spreadsheet links at the bottom of the document.

    Gayla S. Keesee said

    at 2:08 pm on Jan 31, 2011

    You can use the comments section at the bottom of the wiki page to share ideas/provide feedback. You can also create a separate discussion page in the TLR wiki for your group discussions and to hash out what you need to do before posting your final page. The Blogs, Constructivism, and Educational Games groups have done this. Title discussion pages: Discussion [topic]--i.e. Discussion Blogs.

    If you have questions, post them to the HELP forum, but try to problem-solve with your group members first. The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. 1) develop problem-solving, collaborative skills to be able to work with others, 2) research an emerging technology that could be used for educational purposes.

    You can even use Skype, Elluminate, or conference calls for synchronous communications. If you use Elluminate, you can archive your session for those who were unable to participate. I would prefer that you NOT use E-mail as your primary means of communication because it makes it difficult to track participation. If you do E-mail your group members, remember to include my E-mail as well.

    Shanda said

    at 8:45 pm on Jan 31, 2011

    I think we should add a picture that has students constucting things together, that our reader can instantly get understand our page. If you agree please give me a response.

    eclifton said

    at 9:59 pm on Jan 31, 2011

    I was just wondering is there any way we get all get together and decide on who is doing what?

    Celena36 said

    at 9:56 am on Feb 1, 2011

    You don't have to communicate face-to-face to get things started. Get together on the web. That is what this space is for. Use the wiki. Don't wait around on your group. If you were assigned this project, what would you do first? Post your ideas here. Click the EDIT tab at the top and start adding resources and information. Be proactive!

    Danielle Keller said

    at 12:35 pm on Feb 1, 2011

    Hi Guys! I can make just about anytime work today to discuss how we're dividing up our roles here. I understand that this is supposed to me more like a report than, say, a blog. Amy, I know you've been working at this. Have you found any areas that you know would be easier if they could be divided and conquered in our explanation of cognitivism?

    Danielle Keller said

    at 4:03 pm on Feb 1, 2011

    Wow! So I keep calling this project "cognitivism" which has me a little worried I'm going to end up with all sorts of irrelevant information. Sorry about that! We're all probably confused enough without me throwing the wrong words into the mix!

    Danielle Keller said

    at 6:18 pm on Feb 1, 2011

    I added some info on Piaget but I know there's more to be added and I added the corresponding reference info. If it's ok with everyone I'll continue to cover the theorists for now. If anyone sees anything incorrect or if anyone has some additional info for me to include in that portion please let me know. Now that I'm getting into this I'm starting to panic at the amount of work we have left!

    Danielle Keller said

    at 9:49 pm on Feb 3, 2011

    Hey Amy! I saw that you put new info up! I'm excited that we're getting more done (I have a lot I'm posting tomorrow). I'm a little concerned though because I don't think we're allowed to use word for word info from funderstanding. I think it's ok to learn information from that site but I don't think we can reproduce it. They have a pretty strict terms of usage page. What do you think about this? Believe me, I'm grateful for all you've been doing I just want us to be able to check each others' bases, you know?

    Gayla S. Keesee said

    at 8:13 am on Feb 4, 2011

    You should limit your direct quotes as much as possible. Paraphrase and summarize your research. This shows that you understand the information and an author rarely says something so well that you can't say it better. If you do use the exact words, you need to put the information in quotation marks. Remember, that you need to cite your sources within the page and at the bottom in the Reference section.

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines require that you cite the quotations, summaries, paraphrases, and other material used from sources within parentheses typically placed at the end of the sentence in which the quoted or paraphrased material appears. These in-text parenthetical citations correspond to the full bibliographic entries found in a list of references at the end of your paper--or in this case at the end of the web page.You need to include source info for any images as well. (Note that the titles of works are italicized, rather than underlined.). Check this website for examples of in-text citations: http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/within/mla.html I provided a link to Valencia College's web page on citing electronic sources last week: http://www.valenciacc.edu/library/doc_mla_electronic.cfm

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