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ERIC Number: EJ1086985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Learning in an Urban and Regional Planning Practicum: The View from Educational Ethnography
Bagley, Elizabeth; Shaffer, David Williamson
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v26 n4 p369-393 Oct 2015
This paper examines how learning happened in an interactive studio setting using the theories and methods of educational ethnography. The study begins with a review of the education literature on the acquisition of professional education and identity, particularly epistemic frame theory. Using a case study approach, we examine students' learning during a two-week period of a graduate urban planning studio during which the instructor faced resistance from the students about course direction. Using qualitative analyses and a new quantitative technique called epistemic network analysis, we describe the process by which students appropriated a particular community of practice. This paper offers a productive way of tracking how specific interactions within learning environments can lead to significant changes in cognitive development.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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