ERIC Number: ED443392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Communication: A Key to Learning.
TAP into Learning, v2 n1 Spr 2000
This issue of "Tap into Learning" continues an exploration of ways computers can support student learning. As in previous issues, a constructivist learning theory is used as a framework for discussion. This issue examines the notion that social interaction plays an important part in the construction of knowledge. Articles include: "Communication: A Key to Learning,""Connections along the Flyway,""Making It Happen in Your Classroom,""What Does Constructivist Theory Tell Us? The Butterfly Project," and "Communicating on the 'Net: A Selection of Internet Sites." The following six principles that make up a framework for constructivism are outlined: "Learners bring unique prior knowledge and beliefs to a learning situation"; "Knowledge is constructed uniquely and individually, in multiple ways, through a variety of authentic tools, resources, experiences and contexts"; "Learning is both an active and a reflective process"; "Learning is developmental. We make sense of our world by assimilating, accommodating, or rejecting new information"; "Social interaction introduces multiple perspectives on learning"; and "Learning is internally controlled and mediated by the learner." (AEF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Theme issue. SEDL's Technology Assistance Program available electronically: http://www.sedl.org/tap. Edited by Mary Burns.