Evaluate the potential correlations between symbolic interactionism and constructivism.

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  1. Demonstrate your understanding of the complexities of how we learn by evaluating the potential correlations between symbolic interactionism and constructivism.
  2. 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    • Do not quote the articles directly.
  3. 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. View this great tutorial provided by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the resource.
      • 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 diverse learners?

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Differences between social constructionism and symbolic interactionism



Differences between social constructionism and symbolic interactionism
Constructivism, in itself, as a theory, states the reality in human beings perception
(Mills et al., 2006). What we see and attach our thoughts to makes us develop a certain
degree of approach to that reality. For example, money, either in paper form or coins, is
simply that; paper or coin. No more. The depths we go to attach value to that paper or the
coin now defines the sense of constructivism. This aspect varies from one individual to
another. A particular group of people can attach so much value to the paper, in this case,
money, that it will be hard to dissuade them from its value.
On the other hand, Symbolic interactionism bases itself on people’s different views
and thoughts on the same idea. For example, someone may decide not to bank with that
certain bank their friend had suggested. The person may not give a concrete reason to their
friend why they decided not to. They may simply say no and leave it at that. On the side of
the friend, many thoughts may flood their minds as to why that person decided not to bank in
that particular bank. They may think it’s because the friend has another account with another
bank they prefer. Interestingly, the idea in the person’s mind for not banking with that
particular bank may be so as to...

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