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Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

Social Learning

Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development. As developmental processes lag behind learning processes, less experienced or developed individuals can often carry out tasks with the help of others when they can not accomplish these tasks independently. Continue Reading

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Constructivism 3: The Principles of Constructivism

Principles of Constructivism

Bruner’s 1966 text Toward a Theory of Instruction described the key principles of constructivism. Driscoll outlines five conditions for learning. It’s useful to elaborate on these principles and conditions, as they are relevant to the rest of this series of articles. Continue Reading