Task : Social constructivist theorists believe that [e]very function in the child`s cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level; first, between people (interpsychological) and then inside the child (intrapsychological) (Vygotsky, 1978, p. 57). Discuss the idea that social interactions play a fundamental role in effective learning and teaching. Reflect on your participation in this subject and particularly in the Online Discussion Forums. You should consider the ways that your interactions with others in these forums influenced your learning in the subject. In your reflection, provide specific examples to support your argument. Then using your reflection and relevant reading consider what this means in your practice as an educator.
To complete this assignment you will need to participate in Online Discussions, using the Discussion Guides provided on Moodle.
The discussions are scheduled for weeks 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11 2, 4, 8 and 10 (see the Study Schedule in page 5 of this subject outline).
Note: while the quality of your participation in online discussions is not assessed, the quality of your reflection is part of the assessment criteria.