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Title: Application of cutting-edge social media technologies in Constructionist Pedagogy
Contributor(s): Kivunja, Charles  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: Although the penetration of social media technologies into orthodoxy teaching and learning has been slow, there is an increasing awareness that embedding social media in pedagogy bestows upon students much greater capacity to construct knowledge according to Piaget, co-construct understanding through interaction with others as postulated by Vygotsky; effectively utilizes Brunner's 5E Instructional Model; is consistent with Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy; applies DeBono's Six Thinking Hats problem solving strategies and creates opportunities for students to learn in their styles as postulated by Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. This paper reports the lived experiences encountered when embedding Google+.Discussion Circles, eFoliospaces and YouTube social media technologies in connectivist pedagogy for doctoral students and 2nd Year B-Education pre-service teachers at a University in Australia. The experiences reveal that the introduction of selected social media technologies into pedagogical practice has potential to shift learning paradigms from Constructivism to Connectivism and from Instructional to ultra-modern Digital Pedagogy.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 3rd International Conference on Humanities, Geography and Economics (ICHGE'2013), within the 3rd International Conference on Economics, Humanities, Bio-Technology & Environment Engineering (ICEHBEE'2013), Bali, Indonesia, 4th - 5th January, 2013
Source of Publication: International Conference Proceedings of PSRC: 3rd International Conference on Latest Trends in Engineering & Technology (ICLTET'2013) and 3rd International Conference on Economics, Humanities, Bio-Technology & Environment Engineering (ICEHBEE'2013), p. 99-103
Publisher: Planetary Scientific Research Center (PSRC)
Place of Publication: Denpasar, Bali
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
080302 Computer System Architecture
100503 Computer Communications Networks
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified
890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Planetary Scientific Research Center Proceeding
Series Number : 26
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