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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Education | Scoop.it
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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Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning

Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells..."


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Dana Lott's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:42 PM

I saw the author of this philosophy and rubric as ISTE in Denver a few years back. Really great thoughts! Thanks, Jenn!

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, October 16, 2013 12:03 AM

יש לי את הגרסה הקודמת מתורגמת

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:58 PM

What does goal directed mean? Who decides what goal is important?

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Getting Started with eduClipper Presentation Portfolios

Here's a quick look at how to get started with eduClipper Presentation Portfolios

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Roberta McShane's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:57 PM
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KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:06 PM
Baiba Svenca's insight:

eduClipper now has a new feature - Portfolios. You have to create an account to start collecting content for your portfolio. This can also be done by the students who want to create their digital portfolios.

eduClipper website https://www.educlipper.net/

KB...Konnected's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:28 AM

Fast paced intro to how to created eduClipper Presentation Portfolios. Love eduClippers!

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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | Education | Scoop.it
If you’re an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning.

The talks are in split into the following categories:

* General - learn about making technology work in education and more.

* Sharing education - exploring open, shared education.

* Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit.

* Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning?

* Leadership -new leadership skills.

* Educational technology - explore technology made for education.

* Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work?

* Technology education - what is the state of technology education?

* Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods.

* Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:23 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles