Sunday, May 30, 2010
This week in learning, I was exploring constructionism in the classroom and how it is visualized. Constructionism is the theory that states people learn best when they build on external artifacts and something they can share with others. This theory is similar to project base learning. Where students are actively engaged in the learning process. For example, if you were teaching on Africa, you could utilize technology to take a virtual tour of the continent; gather facts and other information; next synthesize your information in the form of a Power Point presentation or construct travel magazines to be presented. There are a number of websites that focus on this style of learning. www.Edutopia.org is an excellent source of knowledge integrated using technology and constructionism.