In this week course resources we learned about social constructivism theory and how it suggests that student knowledge is constructed first in a social context and that social context is shared with other individuals. When students began to collaborate with each other the results in learning is constructing or building understanding through social learning.
The instructional strategy for this week is cooperative learning. Cooperative learning focus on having students interact with each other in groups thus enhances their learning. Cooperative learning, “provides an environment where students can reflect upon newly acquired knowledge, process what they are learning by talking with and actively listening to their peers and develop common understanding about topics” (Pitler, Hubbell, and Kuhn, 2012, p13).