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Theories by Mind Map: Theories

1. Theories of Technology

1.1. Media Ecology

1.1.1. Principles Study of media as an environment How media influences our perceptions Idea that media ties together world views Idea we are influenced by media and it governs our actions

1.1.2. Implications Using media to show students ideas and events from other places in the world Help relate with students as they are ever involved in different media

1.2. Social Construction of Technology

1.2.1. Principles Human action influences technology *Opposite idea of media ecology Way different technologies are used depend on social world at that time Depends also on groups and stakeholders supporting said technology

1.2.2. Implications Allows students to look into society at the time of new technology to see why some worked and some did not Generate ideas of new technology based on current social views

1.3. Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge TPACK

1.3.1. Principles Making a connection between Technology, Pedagogy and Content Concentrates on the knowledge found where these 3 ideas meet True integration is knowing and understanding these connections

1.3.2. Implications Helps create a framework for the teacher Allows for more creativity in classroom setting

1.4. Philosophy of Teachnology

1.4.1. Principles Is the teachers own belief of using technology in their teaching Takes the teachers personal teaching philosophy and integrates technology

1.4.2. Implications Allows teacher to tailor their own use of technology to what they are comfortable with Allows teacher to vary the technology they bring to the classroom based on what is needed at that time

2. Learning Theories

2.1. Connectivism

2.1.1. Principles Values ability to make connections over understanding of a single concept Building and maintaining connections is a staple Thinking and emotions are integral parts of the learning experience

2.1.2. Implications Using professional networks to expand knowledge contacts Using debating to gain and expand on knowledge

2.2. Constructivism

2.2.1. Principles Human learning is built upon prior knowledge Active learning process, student must participate Experiences are key to this theory of learning

2.2.2. Implications Using projects that connect prior learning Group work and interaction

2.3. Cognitive Load Theory

2.3.1. Principles Mind as a structure with working memory, long term memory and schema Limited space in working memory, so it must be transferred to long term Working memory builds schema to place knowledge in long term

2.3.2. Implications Organizing material beforehand into groups Using visual aids and uncomplicated ideas to help present knowledge