Theoretical Underpinnings

Constructivist Theory

-we construct meaning from current knowledge structures; tasks are used to provide learners with an opportunity to collaboratively construct meaning (Piaget, 1951)

Social Observation Learning Theory

-emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others (Bandura, 1977)


Vygotsky (1978)

-Social Cognition Learning Model

culture is the prime determinant of development; we learn through problem-solving experiences shared with others

-Zone of Proximal Development

difference between what an individual can do on his/her own and what he/she can do with help


gradual reduction of help in response to level of performance


mastery of skills






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