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Closing the circle: from Dewey to Web 2.0

Pérez Cavana, Maria Luisa (2009). Closing the circle: from Dewey to Web 2.0. In: Payne, Carla R ed. Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 1–13.

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Abstract

Taking into account the complexity and multiplicity of constructivist theories, the first part of this chapter focuses on the relationship between epistemology and pedagogy in constructivism, in particular in the radical constructivist position of von Glasersfeld, which is considered a significant referent in constructivism. To overcome some of the shortcomings of radical constructivism, the author have then explored the origins of constructivist theory and practice in the work of John Dewey, whose ideas could be still a source of inspiration for constructivist educational practice. The second part of this chapter analyses the social constructivist development in different internet-based learning platforms and social software and considers at the end some practical difficulties and benefits of online learning for the implementation of constructivist learning theories for learners as teachers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-60566-654-8, 978-1-60566-654-9
Keywords: IT education; library science; human aspects of technology; web technologies
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21845
Depositing User: Maria Pérez Cavana
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 13:33
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 07:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21845
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