An Ecological Approach to Learning Dynamics
2012 (English)In: Journal of Educational Technology & Society, ISSN 1176-3647, E-ISSN 1436-4522, Vol. 15, no 3, 262-274 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
New approaches to emergent learner-directed learning design can be strengthened with a theoretical framework that considers learning as a dynamic process. We propose an approach that models a learning process using a set of spatial concepts: learning space, position of a learner, niche, perspective, step, path, direction of a step and step gradient. A learning process is presented as a path within a niche (or between niches) in a learning space, which consists of a certain number of steps leading the learner from the initial position to a target position in the dynamically changing learning space. When deciding on steps, the learner can take guidance from learning paths that are effective from a viewpoint of the learning community.
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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IFETS , 2012. Vol. 15, no 3, 262-274 p.
Ecological approach, Learning space, Affordance, Learning modeling
Media and Communications Educational Sciences
Research subject Other research area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17046ISI: 000308548900020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873808312OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17046DiVA: diva2:551432