We describe a set of design principles that, when used to create standards-based curriculum materials, could engage students in inquiry, make use of new learning technologies, and promote student learning. These design principles are derived from 4 salient features fundamental to social constructivism: active construction, situated cognition, community, and discourse. Expanding on this foundation, examples are provided for how the design principles are evinced in an actual project. We conclude with a description of challenges associated with the enactment of our curriculum materials.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology