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Theories by Mind Map: Theories

1. Concerned with technology

1.1. Media Ecology

1.1.1. The Toronto School The use of media both creates us and is created by us. Marshall McLuhan The medium is the message Rise and fall of empires and the relationships and patterns observed

1.1.2. Semiotext(e) or The New York School Sylvère Lotringer "The Internet certainly allows for a direct connection between people, but it still depends on long-time memory and a central organ. It assigns individuals a place that pre-exists them and abstracts them from their own environment."

1.2. SCOT

1.2.1. Trevor Pinch

1.2.2. Wiebe Bijker

1.2.3. Numerous interpretations of the same technological artifact are inevitable considering there are numerous interests and cultural percetions

1.2.4. Navigating the patterns of what works and what doesn't and attempts to describe why certain technologies will be effective while others may not

2. Concerned with learning

2.1. Cognitive Load

2.1.1. Germane Meaning-making. The entire process of input-analysis-synthesis

2.1.2. Extraneous Determining which learning medium best suits the explication of a concept and guiding learners toward the most efficient and relevant elements

2.1.3. Intrinsic Separating the parts of the whole concept to reduce cognitive distraction and increase relevant whole-concept understanding

2.1.4. Information processing

2.1.5. Working memory

2.2. Connectivism

2.2.1. George Siemens

2.2.2. Stephen Downes

2.2.3. Knowledge may be stored outside of a human mind in machines or artifacts

2.2.4. Leaning skills to access and interpret knowledge is valued above quantitative knowledge acquisition.

2.2.5. Using the metaphor of a network to describe how social interaction, modelling, and information resources lead to learning

2.3. Constructivism

2.3.1. Personal influences: John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget

2.3.2. A learner "creates" or constructs individual meaning based on their experience of their learning environment

2.3.3. Students are "taught" by setting up opportunities for exploration through creativity and action

2.3.4. Now bolstered by the findings and suggestions put forth through neuroscience research

2.3.5. Shared responsibility of learning enhances relevance and meaning for learners leading to higher likelihood of personal engagement


3.1. Technology knowledge

3.1.1. Content knowledge TCK - Technology content knowlege

3.1.2. Pedagogical knowledge TPK Technology pedagogical knowledge

3.2. An overlapping description of technology, pedagogy and content knowledge in developing a classroom practice

3.3. Gives educators a simple framework by which to conceptualize the role of technology in teaching and learning

3.4. Technology is not treated as benign; it plays a role in influencing both content and pedagogy: technology is more than just a tool to teach

3.5. It provides a reflective framework for the PURPOSEFUL use of technology in the classroom

4. Philosophy of "Teachnology"

4.1. How am I as a teacher going to use teechnology in my classroom

4.2. Music production software and digital editing techniques are important for exploring music beyond the band room fir secondary students

4.3. In Music Education playing audio and video for example