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ERIC Number: ED445813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 11
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A Transactional Approach to Children's Learning in a Knowledge-Based Society.
Seng, Seok-Hoon
The 21st century promises to make very different demands on our children and schools in a knowledge-based society. A slow but dynamic shift has been occurring in the Singapore educational system toward a learning nation and thinking school ethos. In the midst of this change, children will need to acquire a new set of skills. They will need to be able to use a variety of tools to search and sort vast amounts of information, generate new data, analyze them, interpret their meaning, and transform them into something new. Change of this magnitude demands that learning no longer be encapsulated by time, place, and age but become a pervasive activity and attitude that continues throughout life. The main objectives of this paper are to examine the relationships among cognitive modifiability, mediated learning experience, and affective-motivational factors, and to suggest a transactional approach toward learning and instruction to face the challenging demands confronting our children and schools. Some prominent nonintellectual dimensions related to mediation and cognitive processes are described, and examples are depicted that demonstrate various interactive relationships among motivational-affective factors, cognitive processes, and mediated learning experience. Important implications for clinical and educational intervention and for research in our knowledge-based society are also outlined. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore