Work in your team to develop a mind map to show branching and connections of major learning theories and their key parameters. The Mindmeister will allow you to extend your collaboration beyond the classroom time •Display this mind map in your blog
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Instructors have to take into account the role that fundamental concepts, such as the permanence of objects, play in establishing cognitive structures. Source: www.funderstanding.com
"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts", Holistic/global experiences for development, Thinking as productive or reproductive, Design of ICT takes into account La Gestalt principles in order to optimize efficiency of models (eg. visual and spatial patterning)
The brain operates through processes of generating meaningful relations “among concepts and between knowledge and experience” http://interarchdesign.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/wittrock-generative-learning-processes-of-the-brain/
Learning must meet the physiological functions of the brain. Source: Fortner 2004
ICT implications, Promotes multitasking which can be incorporated into ICT tasks.
You can meet students’ needs for belonging and control by involving them in decisions that concern them. Source: Bluestien, Glasser
Spatial, Siftables, Simulations, Classroom Environment
Linguistic, Siftables, Podcasts, Blogs/ Forums/ Chat
Logical-Mathematical, Spreadsheets, Simulations, Siftables
Bodily-Kinestheitc, Siftables, Laboratory Equipment
Musical, Siftables, Electronic Instruments, Garage Band
Interpersonal, Blogs, Forums, Chat, Online Collaboration tools (e.g. Brainstorming)
Intrapersonal, Self-Analysis Brainstorming, Personality/ Intelligence Testing, Reflection Blogs
Naturalistic, Natural Simulations, Interacting with like-minded people and groups online, World Events - Environmental Issues
Existential, Debate, Philosophical Forums, Explorations of Scale - the very small to the very large
Theory lacks substantial evidence. Brain is not a set of functional compartments.
Technology and Learner both enhanced
Left brain, Logical Sequential, Rational, Analytical, Objective, Looks at parts., Schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking http://www.funderstanding.com/content/about-learning
Right brain, Random, Intuitive, Holistic Synthesizing, Subjective, Looks at wholes.
Cultural tools are cognitive tools for each of us http://www.ierg.net/about/cog_thoughts.html, Somatic understanding, Mythic Understanding, Romantic Understanding, Philisophic Understanding, Ironic understanding
Technology acts as a stimulus; a recorder of response; a means of skill practice; and a way to receive feedback and practice to perfection
Operant conditioning may promote or discourage the use of ICT.
Two children might have the same level of actual development, but given the appropriate help from an adult, one might be able to solve many more problems than the other. Source: www.funderstanding.com, Zone of proximal development
In contrast to Jean Piaget’s understanding of child development (in which development necessarily precedes learning), Vygotsky felt social learning precedes development. Source: www.learning-theories.com, Sensorimotor stage, Preoperational stage, Concrete operations, Formal operations
Technology is used to struggle with and encounter new ideas and evidence that may contradict prior experiences; to incorporate new information with the learner's pre-existing conceptions; and to arrive at a new or modified understanding
A view of an overall interaction as a construction of multiple smaller and inter-related connections. These internal interactions can be between things (material-based) or between concepts (semiotic). The inter-relationships between the material and semiotic relations form a network of interactions. The network as an entity forms the overall interaction, which is therefore simultaneously material and semiotic.
Technology can be used to form the network. The interface for the technology allows access to the network for the actor(s)., Computers not seen as objects but rather as tools that when used adequately provide an advantage
"... our brains interpret the input from our sensory organs by making a model of the world" - Hawking, S. W., & Leonard Mlodinow. (2010). The Mystery of Being. The Grand Design. New York: Bantam. Print.
Impact on the model of teachers as "all knowing" beings.
Who we are.. in pictures.
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Attention, Perceptual, Novel events to draw interest, Inquiry-based, Challenging events to draw interest
Relevance, Associations to present or future applications in order to increase motivation
Confidence, Provide realistic measures to success in which the learner can self assess this component
Satisfaction, Learning must be encountered as a useful skill - not a pattern or a chore
Demands careful design of ICT activities that are truly meaningful to the learner.