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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

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The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy

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At http://www.learnclick.com it is very simple to create quizzes. For gap-filling exercises (so-called cloze tests) you just mark the words with your mouse. Learnclick.com also lets you generate drag & drop, drop down and matching exercises. You can insert images, video and sound into your quizzes. Share the quizzes with your students and view detailed statistics on how well your students performed. It is the ideal tool for language teachers.


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EiriniKaragiorgaki's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Παίρνει ελληνικά ...δεν είναι δωρεάν :(

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add your insight...

 
Lucja's comment, August 26, 2013 5:56 PM
what's a pity that free trial is only for three days
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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

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Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...
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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

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On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for t...
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4 Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy Apps - Edudemic

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Today, we're looking at some apps and web tools that address the Bloom's taxonomy objectives - helping bring Mr. Bloom into the 21st century.
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40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU (Featured Post)

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The Following is a Featured Post by Glogster Ambassador Joli Barker. If you're interested in a Featured Post of your own, you can tweet us @GlogsterEDU, comment on this blog, or message us on Faceb...
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic

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Boy Scouts do it. Video games do it. Sometimes grades aren't enough. What's a teacher to do? Check out this handy guide to using badges in your classroom!
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