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ERIC Number: ED443392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Communication: A Key to Learning.
Adams, Sharon
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Theme issue. SEDL's Technology Assistance Program available electronically: Edited by Mary Burns.