LessonApp is based on modern pedagogy

LessonApp is based on modern, research-based pedagogy. Educational research has revealed many factors that promote learning: learner’s own activity, participation, collaborative learning (learning with and from the others), reflection, connection to prior knowledge, using versatile methods, physical activity etc.

This contemporary learning theory is called socio-constructivist view of learning. LessonApp helps teachers to plan pedagogically meaningful lessons based on this approach.


Lessonapp is user friendly, practical to use and full of ideas.

Elizabeth Cardona


LessonApp helps teachers to plan pedagogically meaningful lessons based on socio-constructivist approach.

Socio-constructivist approach


Socio-constructivist view of learning rests on following principles:

  • Learning is perceived as an active, not a passive, process, where knowledge is constructed by the learner.
  • Knowledge is mutually built and constructed in the social contexts of learning.
  • Previous knowledge, understanding and experiences are relevant when learning new things.
  • The teacher’s role is to support and nurture the learning process: teachers are facilitators who enable student’s development and learning.
  • Positive emotions promote learning.

Socio-constructivist approach to learning not only brings excellent learning results but also promotes acquiring useful skills for life:

  • Constructing own knowledge and solving problems together with others.
  • Self-regulation, self-determination, and a desire to persevere with tasks.
  • Collaborative skills, e.g. respectful communication, negotiating, compromising, working constructively with many types of people etc.

Socio-constructivist approach to learning brings excellent learning results.


By promoting students’ own activity, participation and involvement it is also possible to increase the well-being of students. The well-being of students is as important as learning outcomes. It is possible to achieve excellent learning results and joy of learning at the same time.

The App is a practical tool that introduces teachers to practical ideas for lesson planning while serving as a space to design, store and browse into other examples of lessons for future use. The idea of blocks that make up different stages of the lesson allows for reflection and teachers' own input in planning to apply what is required for their own contexts of teaching and learning. App may be used to get ideas proposed by the team but its potential also lies within the space and opportunity provided for the teacher to note down own ideas to direct each stage of planning.

Dr Alice Micallef´
Assistant Director
Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes

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