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Theories/Frameworks by Mind Map: Theories/Frameworks

1. Technological Theories

1.1. Media Ecology

1.1.1. Characteristics Media as an environment Technology affects our view of the world

1.1.2. Implications for Teaching This theory demonstrates how technology can become an integral part of teaching philosophy by how it affects our daily lives.

1.2. Social Construction of Technology

1.2.1. Characteristics People shape technology Technological success is determined by society, not quality.

1.2.2. Implications for Teaching This theory shows us how we must pay careful consideration to the types of technology we use, and to the intended purpose.

2. Learning Theories

2.1. Behaviorism

2.1.1. Characteristics Learning is connected to Stimulus & Response Stimulus/Response leads to cause and effect relationship. Learning occurs best with repetitive practice "Black Box" approach to learning.

2.1.2. Implications for Teaching Supports repetitive drills and teaching practices. Teacher directed learning style (The teacher provides the stimuli) Traditional teaching practice.

2.2. Cognitivism

2.2.1. Characteristics The brain is an information processor. There are mental processes associated with various aspects of learning (Thinking, Remembering, ect.) These processes, or cognitive strategies are used to transfer knowledge to individuals. Students learn and remember different thinking processes.

2.2.2. Implications for Teaching Teachers should teach thinking strategies as well as curriculum knowledge. We can improve learning by improving how we think. Departure from the "Black Box" model.

2.3. Constructivism

2.3.1. Characteristics Processing knowledge is an active process. Learners participate in the construction of their own knowledge. Learning involves making discoveries and correcting a state of disequilibrium. New knowledge can only be built on top of existing knowledge.

2.3.2. Implications for Teaching Learning is an interactive and social process Guiding and scaffolding are key in the development stages. Acquisition of knowledge is both internal and external.


3.1. Characteristics

3.1.1. Teachers need Pedagogical, Content, and Technological knowledge.

3.1.2. TPACK is how the 3 knowledge types intersect with one another.

3.2. Implications for Teaching

3.2.1. TPACK is something teachers grow and develop about their practice.

3.2.2. Personal growth in the TPACK model can be represented with different Venn diagrams

4. Philosophy of Teachnology

4.1. Characteristics

4.1.1. Addresses the personal views about how technology can be used.

4.1.2. Can be applied in the classroom, or for professional development

4.2. Implications for Teaching

4.2.1. Teachers should reflect on their own views regarding Teachnology.

4.2.2. Teachers should develop a personal plan regarding implementation of this philosophy.