How People Learn: My “Mash-up” Learning Theory

What a thoughtful article!
I’m also interested in combining both theories. For me, I find connectivism just an extension to the constructivism. That is why in my PhD, I didn’t try to create another theory, but designed a model in which I used a strategy that reflects constructivism + a tool that supports extended and connected learning.

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Dalia Allencherry

how people learn

I have been thinking about coming up with my own “mash-up” learning theory for about a month. I am a constructivist, especially a social constructivist. I am also a fan of digital learning and connectivism principles. Therefore, I want my “mash-up” theory to include principles of constructivism, social aspect, and principles that support effective learning in the digital world. I am calling my “mash-up” theory “Connective Constructivism”. I searched online to find if there already exists a theory called connective constructivism, but couldn’t find any results.

According to the connective constructivism theory, learning happens as a result of active constructive process by means of a learner connecting with a system, objects and/or with other learner(s). There can be a learner to system (computer/network)/object or learner to other learner(s) connections. Constructivism states knowledge as constructed based on personal experiences and hypotheses of the environment. These personal experiences and hypotheses can be digital (virtual)…

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