Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read the “Constructivism
in Theory and Practice,” “Rona's Story and the Theory of Symbolic
Interactionism,” and “Symbolic Interactionism and Critical Perspective”
articles, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.
Demonstrate your understanding of the complexities of how we learn by
evaluating the potential correlations between symbolic interactionism and
constructivism. Apply basic research methods in psychology to your post by
synthesizing the principles from the articles in your own words with
appropriate citations. Do not quote the articles directly. Based on your course
resources, scholarly articles, and the knowledge you have developed throughout
the past four weeks, critically consider how/if these correlations might affect
a person’s ability and/or willingness to learn new material. Consider the
following in your analysis:
Symbolic interactionism is
actually a theory posed in sociological psychology. Do you believe this
theory can be aligned with the framework of constructivism, which
originates from learning psychology? Why, or why not? Support your
statements with scholarly research and personal examples.
In your opinion, what
prevents (or substantiates) their correlation?
Based on these theories, what
possible needs should be considered when teaching skills to a group of