Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Issue Date: 
Hung, D. W. L., & Nichani, M. (2000). Constructivism and e-learning: Balancing between the individual and social levels of cognition. In J. Ee, Berinderjeet Kaur, N. H. Lee and B. H. Yeap (Eds.), New ‘Literacies’: Educational response to a knowledge-based society: Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference 2000 (pp. 144-150). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
In current literature, there are many interpretations of constructivism – from the radical views individualistic cognition to the other side of the continuum where mind is simply social in orientation. In essence, we argue for a balanced and pragmatic view of the mind bridging both the individual and social levels of cognition – balancing between Vygotskian and Piagetian views. From such a perspective, we propose the design of e-learning environments where both personalization of learning (individual) and affiliations to the community of learners (social) are complemented. Both a collective and individual understanding of knowledge and meanings are important.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference held at Singapore from 4-6 September 2000
File Permission: 
File Availability: 
With file
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ERA-AME-AMIC-2000-144.pdf156.67 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s) 1

checked on Mar 17, 2023

Download(s) 5

checked on Mar 17, 2023

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.