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In constructivism, learners are given the opportunity to communicate, interact and create meaning with each other to be able to gain new experiences. In this approach, teachers turn into facilitators.

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Language and culture are the frameworks through which humans experience, communicate, and understand reality. (Social Constructivism, Lev Vygotsky, 1968)

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REPIN: Comparing theories of learning Piaget and Vygotsky. Comment: The individual versus the social aspect of learning. It funny how so many students are receiving their instruction on-line, which at least pragmatically makes interaction a challenge, I wonder what these theorists would say about this.

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Another one that isn't to picturesque, but remembering to deliberately teach textbook reading skills is important.

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Prof. Ray Schroeder explains in his instructional design site (, social constructivist approaches have been shown to be successful in online learning. Some of the major principles of social constructivism are:

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How social constructivism allows children to have a greater voice in the classroom as they have a say in their learning and control over their well-being.

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Here is a website on Social Constructivist Theories. This website includes theorist like Vygotsky and Piaget. This also includes General Implications of Social Constructivism, Types of Instruction of Social Constructivism and Examples of Social Constructivist Classroom Activities

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Social Constructivism

Terms around social constructivism (URL: