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Constructivist Learning Environment: TED-Ed Clubs.pptx

Constructivist Learning Environment: TED-Ed Clubs.pptx

Constructivist Learning Environment: TED-Ed Clubs | Advanced Instructional Design George Mason University | Spring 2018 Matt Heffron & Jill Mitchell


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Shella James
Shella James (Faculty)
3 years ago
Thank you for posting this presentation. I found the video of Anna Kaufman as the key element that describes CLE process of Creation of Knowledge at it has been aptly been named. However, it might be a good idea to shorten the slides down from 19 to explain CLE characteristics. Perhaps an embedded audio into the slides explaining the one key aspect e.g the TED-Ed section might focus the readers attention. The presentation clearly brings together the CLE characteristics and then identifies if the TED Ed students were able to have a relevant meaningful task, that was learner controlled. The chaotic discovery process of working through tasks is a true example of CLE in action. Great presentation!
Alexis Rivera
Alexis Rivera (Student)
3 years ago
This CLE presentation is very thorough and provides many great examples that explain why TED-Ed Clubs are well placed within the constructivist approach. The presentation expertly makes the the case for TED-Ed by outlining the social aspects of learning that occur within within the groups which are student focused and led. The presentation makes great use of the CLE Checklist to articulate and reinforce the alignment of the TED-Ed Clubs with constructivism.
David Eifert
David Eifert (Student)
3 years ago
This CLE presentation does an excellent job of embodying the principles of constructivism by showing how TED-Ed Clubs foster an environment where students can create meaning instead of acquiring it, provide instructor facilitation for complex content instead of mapping, and embed learning within a meaningful, interactive context. In this presentation, we can see how students are in charge of what they learn and that they become more and more interconnected as they reach out to subject matter experts and learn technologies to fulfill their goals. Assessment occurs authentically as learners transfer their experience to action through their presentations.