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Chapter 10

PSYC 201 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Cooperative Learning, Social Loafing


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 201
Professor
Barbara Wilson
Chapter
10

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Chapter 10 PSYCH 201
Learning Goals
1. Compare the social constructivist approach to to other constructivist approaches.
2. Explain how teachers and peers can jointly contribute to children's learning
3. Describe two social constructivist programs
Constructivist vs. Social Constructivist Approaches to Teaching
Constructivism emphasizes how individuals actively construct knowledge and understanding
(piaget and vygotsky)
In general Social constructivist approaches emphasize the social contexts of learning, and the
idea that knowledge is mutually built and constructed
Teacher acts as a guide
Involvement with others
Create opportunities for students to evaluate
And refine their understanding
As they are exposed to the thinking of others
And participate in the social contexts
Situated Cognition: an important assumption in social constructivist approach
… refers to the idea that thikig is situated i soial ad phsial otets, ot ithi a
individual's mind
… koledge is eedded i and connected to the context in which learning develops
It is important to create learning situations close to real world circumstances
Teachers and Peers as Joint Contributors to Students Learning
Techniques:
Cognitive Apprenticeship: A epert strethes ad supports the oie’s uderstadig ad use
of cultural skills. Apprenticeship= active learning
Scaffolding: Changing the level of support over the course of a teaching session.
Tutoring: Includes peers, classroom aides, volunteers, and mentors.
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