I have been teaching English and Social Studies to grade 7 and 8 students at a school in Lake Country, B.C. I would like to design an online teaching and learning experience that would be suitable for these classes around the topic of social justice. There are so many interesting things happening in the world right now that could be incorporated into the lessons. I plan to use a combination of the learning theories we have studied this week. Behaviourist elements would include learning outcomes for each module, sequenced material, and quizzes to assess understanding. Cognitivist element examples are different modes of presenting information like readings, visuals, and video, connecting content from a previous module to future modules, and chunking information to prevent overload. Constructivist elements are collaborative and reflective activities, with the opportunity for learners to have control over their learning process. Last, connectivist elements would include being open to a variety of students, networked learning, and the independence of the learners.
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