The Acquisition of Language and Literacy

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The acquisition of language and literacy is a complex process that emerges over time in each child.  From a very early age, children are able to create sounds and communicate important information.  As children age, language acquisition increases to the point of fluency.  Educators play an important role in promoting literacy and language development, especially in preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary grades. Continue reading “The Acquisition of Language and Literacy”

How can a theory guide or inform practice?

Connectivism refers to a theory of learning that stresses the contribution of cultural and social context in the learning process.  Connectivism is closely linked to activity theory proposed by Engeström (Dunaway, 2011).  The association between knowledge, education, and experience is an important aspect of connectivism.  In the digital era, connectivism refers to a learning theory that stresses technology and communication and their effects on a student’s education.

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