Theories & Frameworks

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Theories & Frameworks by Mind Map: Theories & Frameworks

1. Learning theories

1.1. Cognitive Loads

1.1.1. Learning is active, chunking can help keep information in working memory, repitition by isolating and rehearsing materials, unclog by having clear examples.

1.1.2. Focus on taking working memory and transforming it to long term memory

1.2. Constuctivism

1.2.1. construct own understanding and knowledge based on experiences, you can add on to old ideas or get rid of irrelevant ideas through new experiences

1.2.2. recognizes students have formulated their own ideas and those need to be recognized, kids get the chance to form and reform their own ideas an have control of their learning.

1.3. Connectivism

1.3.1. integration of cognitive and emotions, Learning has an end goal, learning is a process of connected ideas, capacity to know is more than what is already learned

1.3.2. Can be learned in informal environments unlike other learning theories. Perfect for the age of twitter, Facebook and other social networks, no boundaries.

2. Technology theories

2.1. Media ecology

2.1.1. Recognizes the importance that media environments play in human life, history and philosophy of technology

2.1.2. Brings education and technology together similar to constructivism. Not limited in formal learning environments.

2.2. Social Construction of Technology(Scot)

2.2.1. technology does not determine human action rather human action shapes technology, Success is socially determined

2.2.2. Used to analyze why a piece of technology was successful or not

3. Philosophy & Technology

3.1. Teachers own philosophy of where technology belongs in the classroom and how it should be used as well as when.

3.2. Teachers can write out statements and follow them in their classrom

3.3. Teach students the benefits of technology and the dangers such as cyber bullying

3.4. Based on personal values and opinion, not facts

3.5. Teachers set the pace of the classroom


4.1. Technological pedagogy- The teaching knowledge to integrate technology into the classroom. (how)

4.2. Pedagogy of teaching- How to teach knowledge to students

4.3. Content Knowledge- Based on the curriculum given to teachers to implement in their classroom

4.4. TPACK connects all of these concepts into one concept that can not work without the others