Social Constructivism Essay

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Vygotsky's (1978/1981) social constructivism (SC) theory suggests that teachers can use an alternative instructional method by engaging students with a set of approaches and strategies. Vygotsky’s SC approach reflects on creating a learning setting which, allows students to negotiate meaning through learning by doing to facilitate wireless computing within the classroom (Woo and Lim, 2009). Teacher training and input in their personal view points on technology integration professional learning experiences are essential for constructive changes (So & Kim, 2009). Teacher training and point of views through the social constructivism (SC) theory can create opportunities to provide hands-on learning and enables students to access…show more content…
According to Davis, Hartshorne and Ring (2010) in this global economy the knowledge of technology literacy can present students with the needed skills to compete and function in the age of a millennium nation. To prepare students to function in the age of a millennium nation, Wellings and Levine (2009) recommended the following elements to use technology effectively in the instructional setting: Redesign the current curriculum aligned to state standards, practice drills and apply problem based learning. Provide active settings through wireless laptops to promote active collaboration with developing solutions to situations which connect to past and newly developed knowledge. Train teachers to teach students to use interactive concept maps, visualization simulation software, and digital presentations to facilitate the demands of diverse learning styles. More importantly, to meet the demands of diverse learning styles, differentiate instructional practices through interactive software, games, and evaluate students' task. Wellings and Levine (2009) suggested that teachers evaluate students’ tasks performance in an innovative peer community. They propose that teachers apply the following approaches when integrating technology: review and share student tasks with fellow teachers using web-base educational sites globally. Utilize professional learning networks supported by Nig, Twitter,
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