Applying Social Constructivism in English Language Curriculum

Muhammed Salim K

Abstract


This paper talks about the key concepts underlying social constructivism and its theoretical backgrounds, along with some practical suggestions for designing English language curriculum. Social Constructivism is a variety of cognitive constructivism that emphasis the collaborative nature of learning. Vygotsky has argued that knowledge is constructed by the learner through social interaction and with the help of the society. Meaning and the rules of application of words and other factors of language is regulated by culture and hence the society. This approach looks upon the learner as a social being who interacts with everyone around in the environment from birth and goes beyond the existing level to higher levels of ability.

Keywords


Social Constructivism- English Language Curriculum- Collaborative Learning

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