Creating Significant Learning Environments

In this section I explore constructivist theories and research used to create student-centered learning environments. In the book A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seeely Brown it is explained ” We believe, however, that learning should be viewed in terms of environment-combined with the rich resources provided by the digital information network-where the contact in which learning happens, the bouderies that define it, and the students, teachers, and information within it all coexist and shape each other in a mutually reinforcing way.” By applying constructivist techniques and acknowledging the efficacy of iPad as a tool for supporting authentic learning, I will propose the creation of active and engaging learning environments that utilize technology, increase motivation for learning, and engage the learner.

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Thomas, D., & Brown J. S. (2011). A new culture of learning: cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change. (Vol 219) Lexington, KY: CreateSpace.

Thomas, D. [TEDx Talks]. (2012, September 12). A new culture of learning, Douglas Thomas at TEDxUFM [Video file]. Retrieved from

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