Abstract: This study provides an overview of the current thinking on key beliefs and behavioural practices regarding informal English as a Second Language (ESL) learning via social networking tools. This is undertaken to identify those principles that can best support and inform the learning. The attempt is multidisciplinary and draws on research theories from several distinct fields, namely behaviourism, constructivism and social constructivism approach. Details of these theories illuminate the differences and connections between them in relationship to how learner-users of social networking tools learn and how their behavior is affected. Finally, an argument is put forward for the value of reviewing social networking practices from the perspective of socioculturaltheory.
B.T. Che Wan Ida Rahimah and Che Wan Ibrahim, 2016. An Overview of Educational Theories: Social Networking and Learning. The Social Sciences, 11: 4435-4439.