The principles of social constructivist theory are:
• Knowledge is built by the learner internally rather than being imported from an externalsource.
• The experiential world is complex andintricate, thus learning involves the consideration of multiple truths, representations andperspectives.
• Constructivist learning environments emphasize authentic tasks in a meaningful context rather than abstract instruction out of context.
• Social discourse and negotiation help students clarify and modify their ideas, thus enabling the student to build a personal knowledge base.