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Moodle 1.9 for Design and Technology by Paul Taylor

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Engaging in reflective practices using forums

The forum activity module is one of the key elements of Moodle and central to Martin Dougiamas's driving ethos of social constructivism. To remind readers, the idea is that knowledge is best learned and remembered when it is collaboratively created. You can read more about the philosophy behind Moodle here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy.

With this in mind, students working within forums can discuss ideas and actions among themselves and with their tutors, or with the example here, use forums to reinforce their reflective practice through role-plays. This can be carried out in a number of ways from one-to-one meetings to group or even public exchanges.

Enabling and choosing a forum

The Forum module ...

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