Theoretical Frameworks

Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Ye Raat Bheegi Bheegi (Chori Chori)
Topic: Analytical Frameworks
So, had a meeting with Doug and James yesterday where we discussed theoretical frameworks – that’s still take sometime to get my head around it. Anyway, we were talking about constructivists theory which I barely have any clue of … but they seem to think by the time I finish my literature review, I should know all the constructivist theories and be able to mention Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner and Ausubel with some authority … I’ve only got so far as learning their names!!!

Anyway, Doug was telling me that some researchers believe that construtivist theories cannot be applied to higher-learning as the information process is more complex … also, I have to say why I’m not looking at socio-constructivist theories and I think my argument might be there is that the person is engaging with the software and also as this is sort of a e-learning model which is what the world is evolving to more and more (such as OpenLearn), students are more likely to on their first reading of my materials be on their own and cannot be extended into a social place until later and is that this understanding which is being measured, as it is likely that this (i.e. initial perception) would shape their attitudes towards the topic. Ok … that’s the best argument I can come up with so far.

 James and Doug want me to start writing my literature section soon and thought I should start with the cognitive load theory and point them in some direction of the important papers for them that they should read to get their heads around it. And possibly once the literature section is looking good, we can then pass it onto John to comment

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