I do think the reality is that classroom approaches cannot be a binary option of one or another. Instead we need to merge the best aspects of both approaches and make decisions based on the needs of each individual situation. So many technology tools lend themselves to and enable more constructivist approaches and so it can be a gateway to enabling student-centred learning. When planning to integrate or used technology in learning, I think teachers need to consider what role the tool is playing in the learning. Thinking of constructivist models when planning can help teachers leverage these tools to their full potential. For me, it often comes back to using technology to enable the 4 C's:
- Critical Thinking
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