Module 6

Learning in a Digital World

My philosophy of learning is student centered, the teacher provides the tools and an abundance of resources, models for scaffolding, and students are able to construct knowledge on experiences and grow with more exposure.  According to Driscoll (2005), constructivist conditions for learning should include the following:

  1. Embed learning in complex, realistic, and relevant environments
  2. Provide for social negotiation as an integral part of learning.
  3. Support multiple perspectives and the use of multiple modes of representation
  4. Encourage ownership in learning
  5. Nurture self-awareness of the knowledge construction process.

I believe that these are non-negotiable as far as learning and teaching.  Being a mother, Bachelor of Elementary Education and 10 years of elementary school teaching, I have been blessed to give my daughter a “Big Brain.”  She is able to carry conversations, remembers and repeats and learns everything.  Parents don’t particularly talk to me.  It is cool.  I have engaged in my own theories on learning and been able to apply them to her learning and growing.  She is a walking, socializing, yearning for knowledge beast.  I am not the “dance mom” but the “teach mom.”  Can I call her my research study?


Driscoll, M. P. (2005). Psychology of learning for instruction (3rd ed.).Boston: Pearson Education, Inc

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and Heather


2 thoughts on “Module 6

  1. Hello Joy-
    I agree that teaching is student centered. sometimes I wonder if teachers actually forget why and what they are doing in the classroom. As for your daughter, a perfect opportunity to do a research project. You will see constant growth and how you can guide her to be the best. You have many years of teaching experience and much knowledge to led her in the right direction. You know what technology is available and how it will best suit her. Go for it!


  2. Joy,

    All parents are teachers, some of us are just blessed to be able to help steer our children into more academic pursuits or just the joy of learning. I have always told my daughters (15 & 20) that as long as they are learning and striving to do better they will have a great future. Not just teachers, but also parents can also take the natural inquisitiveness kids are born with out of their lives if it is not encouraged and shaped.



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