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Community Learning (01:49)

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Host Linda Darling Hammond describes the importance of social learning. Roland Tharp explains that the most important aspect of educational development is the relationship between teacher and student.

Building a Garden (03:29)

Take a look inside Yvonne Scott's community of learners as they construct a butterfly garden. She structures her classroom to allow students to assist each other.

Project Method (05:38)

David Elkind describes the concept of integrated curriculum. Scott describes her goal to teach students skills needed to make a project work. Take a look at her classroom in action, as Scott leads her student with a combination of whole class leadership, individual and group coaching, and independent learning.

Deeper Understanding (01:58)

Student learning can be supported through managed dialogue. Dialogue helps in both assessment and assistance.

Classroom Discussion (05:17)

Take a look inside Avram Barlowe's discussion-based classroom. Barlowe believes that students are better able to understand their own ideas when they are held up under the scrutiny of conflicting ideas.

Structure and Flexibility (06:21)

James P. Comer believes that the social interaction in a classroom motivates the student to learn more. He explains the emotional attachment that students have to the teacher and other students. Take a look as Barlowe continues to lead his students in discussion and finds ways to balance flexibility with leadership.

Summary of Learning in a Social Context (01:21)

Listen to Hammond's summary of the video. Learning is accelerated by tasks that are meaningful to students.

Credits: Learning from Others: Learning in a Social Context—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice (00:49)

Credits: Learning from Others: Learning in a Social Context—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice

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Learning from Others: Learning in a Social Context—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice

Part of the Series : The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
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Based on Lev Vygotsky's work, this program explores how learning relies on communication and interaction with others as communities of learners. The program features a fifth-grade teacher and a ninth through twelfth-teacher, with expert commentary from Tufts University professor David Elkind, Yale University professor James P. Comer, and University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL111585

Copyright date: ©2003

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