Do you dare to play?

Constructivism finds its origins in theories of authors such as Jean Piaget, who defended that “knowledge is achieved through the action over reality, experimenting with situations and objects and, at the same time, transforming them.” This school of thought has derived in methodologies such as “learning by doing”, the PbL (Project-based Learning) or the gamification. Moreover, constructivism contemplates activity as the engine for human development, since  it strengthens  human creativity by putting up with elaborate situations of cooperative work and practical situations.

The learning roles have evolved in the 21st Century:

Teacher’s roles no longer consist in transmitting knowledge to students. Now we can speak about tutors, mentors, coaches, invigorating teachers and designers of new learning ecosystems. Regarding students, in a constructivist environment, the student chooses the place in which they want to learn and their learning has no fixed time. In this new space, ICTs are now media of access to knowledge, to information and to what before were unaccessible resources.  Thus, the students learn how to learn, socialise, create, play, collaborate and work in dairy-routine activities, developing a passion to learn which will last a lifetime.

These are the principles we work with in Labhipermedia, specially through our platform CloudLab, with which we propose an interactive working model so that our  trainee referees can base their learning in a similar experience to that of being in the football pitch, what allows them to learn from the analysis of practical cases. 

CloudLab invigorates the learning process with tools such as tests, whose content can be chosen by the instructors and administrators of the platform. with the use of these tools, the students (in the particular case of our project, trainee referees) apply the “learning by doing” methodology, since although they are not in the playing field, the can work with video fragments of matches or trainings which allow them to know the procedures of other colleagues and learn in order to apply them to heir own conduct afterwards. This tool enables them to recognise an endless variety of situations and different professionals so as to widen their vision on the same problem that may come up in a real match and thus, enrich the knowledge of the trainees to help them form their own opinion which is, after all, the base of constructivism.

The tool CloudLab enables the creation of presentations which can be used in debate activities, since the natural way of learning is unthinkable as an i

The tool CloudLab enables the creation of presentation which can be used in debate activities, since the natural  learning is unthinkable in an isolated way, but through groups of people who work together in order to solve the problem. CloudLab helps elaborate a shared learning for the referees community.