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Community of Learners, students are often cast in the role of teacher or presenter
for the information they are learning. They dialogue with other students and the 61 teacher to help improve their understanding, and they learn their material in such
a way that they can convey it effectively to the community.
Technology and the Construction of Knowledge
As we have discussed, constructivists want teachers to create complex
learning environments that encourage students to explore, invent, and discover.
Technology can help establish and manage these types of learning environments
in a number of ways.
Authentic Learning Environments and Technology
Technology-based simulations can create authentic learning environments
by allowing students to apply knowledge in ways that may not be possible or
economically feasible with more traditional classroom approaches. Microworlds
provide one example of this use of technology. Microworld is a term coined by
Pappert (1980) that usually refers to computer-generated models that can be
manipulated by students to help t...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08