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ICT LITERACY SKILLS IN A

CONSTRUCTIVIST
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
JOTHAIRO A. URSAGA
BSIE-COMED 3B
ICT LITERACY
ICT LITERACY
Is the ability to use digital technology,
communication tools, and/or networks to
define, access, manage, integrate, create,
and communicate information ethically and
legally in order to function in a knowledge
society.
CONSTRUCTIVIST
LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT
CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY
Constructivist teaching is based on constructivist
learning theory. Constructivist teaching is based on
the belief that learning occurs as learners are actively
involved in a process of meaning and knowledge
construction as opposed to passively receiving
information. Learners are the makers of meaning and
knowledge.
8 CHARACTERISTICS OF
CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT:
1. Constructivist learning environments
provide multiple representations of
reality.
2. Multiple representations avoid
supersimplification and represent the
complexity of the real world.
3. Constructivist learning environments
emphasizes knowledge construction
instead of knowledge reproduction.
4. Constructivist learning environments
emphasizes authentic tasks in a
meaningful context rather than
abstract instruction out of context.
5. Constructivist learning environments
provides learning environments such
as real world setting or case-based
learning instead of predetermined
sequences of instruction.
6. Constructivist learning environments
encourage thoughtful reflection on
experience.
7. Constructivist learning environments
context and content-dependent
knowledge instruction.
8. Constructivist learning environments
support collaborative construction of
knowledge through social negotiation,
not competition among learners for
recognition.
ICT LITERACY SKILLS
DEFINE
Define the
problem that
you need to
overcome
clearly.
ACCESS
Access data
efficiently.
Find the best
source of
information
that you can
find.
MANAGE
Manage the
data that has
been gathered
in order to use
them.
INTEGRATE
Integration of
data to
convert it to
meaningful
and valuable
information.
EVALUATE
Evaluate the
reliability and
authority of
your sources
of data.
CREATE
Create an
outcome/prod
uct that
utilizes the
data that has
been
gathered.
COMMUNICA
TE
Communicate
your new ideas
effectively and
ethically with
the appropriate
ICT tools
available.
TECHNOLOGIES THAT
SUPPORTS CONSTRUCTIVIST
METHODOLOGY
THE INTERNET
The first technology that can help promote a
constructivist methodology is the Internet. Not only as
an element to display multimedia (video, info, pictures,
sound) but, thanks to Web 2.0 and its applications,
cooperative work and analysis that directly connects
with the constructivist theory. Using blogs, teachers can
promote collaborative analytical work among all
members of the class. In addition to posts, these blogs
can be completed with embedded multimedia material
such as video services like YouTube and Vimeo or Flickr
WIKIS
THE INTERACTIVE BOARD
The interactive board is the union between a
computer, a projector and an interactive surface
that allows us to control the computer. This tool will
facilitate the work in the classroom and especially
the integration of other technologies that make it
easier to work from a constructivist point of view.
ADVANTAGES AND
DISADVANTAGES OF ICT IN
CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING
ENVIRONMENTS
ADVANTAGES:
It establishes a learner centered pedagogy.
It decreases memorization and repetition learning.
It increases the critical thinking of the learners.
ICT instigates learning activities in small group learners, the
pace of this activities are controlled by the learners.
ICT encourages the cooperation among the teachers and
learners regardless where they are.
ICT enhances interactive learning that is transforming
theories to practices.
Generates new ways of teaching and learning through
computers.
DISADVANTAGES:
Learners may become too dependent on technology.
The expensiveness of ICT devices.