From engineer to architecture? designing for a social constructivist environment

Karen Lee

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    This chapter examines the design requirements of a social constructivist virtual learning environment. It uses the example of teaching expertise to practitioners to demonstrate the practical application of the cognitive theories underpinning a community of practice, with the objective of providing an insight into some of the complex issues involved in creating such an environment. It is argued that the analogy of designer as architect is most appropriate, reflecting a move from task-centred courseware to learner-centred situated environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCognitively informed systems
    Subtitle of host publicationutilizing practical approaches to enrich information presentation and transfer
    EditorsEshaa M. Alkhalifa
    Place of PublicationHershey, Pa.
    PublisherIdea Group Publishing
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9781591408444
    ISBN (Print)9781591408420
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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