Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Constructing Knowledge

Pedagogical foundations of designing learning in a constructivist way:
  1. Knowledge involves active cognizing by the individual.
  2. Knowledge is adaptive, facilitating individual and social efficacy.
  3. Knowledge is subjective and self-organized, not objective.
  4. Knowledge acquisition involves both sociocultural and individual processes.

Key is to engage students in building knowledge that is relevant to them. This an active process that often is done best by creating a social network or community.

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