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ERIC Number: EJ1062446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Characteristics of Convergence Learning Experience Using an Educational Documentary Film
Shin, Jongho; Cho, Eunbyul
Asia Pacific Education Review, v16 n2 p213-223 Jun 2015
The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of convergence learning experience when learners study integrated learning contents from various academic subjects. Specifically, cognitive and emotional experiences and their changes over time were investigated. Eight undergraduate and graduate students participated in the study. They watched an educational documentary entitled "Mathematics and Civilization," which included content from various subjects such as mathematics, history, economy, and politics. They were interviewed in-depth about their learning experiences from watching the documentary. Participants reported that convergence learning experience included a personalization process in which they incorporated learning contents based on their own personal experience, interest, and knowledge; especially, personal background and curiosity were factors facilitating personalized meaning making on learning contents. We also found that cognitive change was accompanied by an emotional change when participants transformed their own knowledge structure from fear to pleasure for learning. These results suggest that in convergence education, a learner's prior knowledge and experience would play a key role in constructing the learner's own meanings and knowledge structure more so than in traditional subject-based education. Also, social interaction could facilitate convergence learning experience by allowing learners to share in others' learning experiences and perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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