This publication represents the work of graduate students in the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The learning task involved selecting a constructivist-based pedagogical model or instructional strategy and writing a 2-page pedagogy brief that addresses the 5 Things You Need to Know About this pedagogy or instructional strategy, namely:
(1) What is it?
(2) How does it work?
(3) Who is doing it?
(4) How effective is it?
(5) What are its implications for instructional design?