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ERIC Number: EJ1097221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Toward a Unified Modeling of Learner's Growth Process and Flow Theory
Challco, Geiser C.; Andrade, Fernando R. H.; Borges, Simone S.; Bittencourt, Ig I.; Isotani, Seiji
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n2 p215-227 2016
Flow is the affective state in which a learner is so engaged and involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. In this sense, to help students in the skill development and knowledge acquisition (referred to as learners' growth process) under optimal conditions, the instructional designers should create learning scenarios that favor the learner's flow. One-way to obtain these scenarios is to incorporate the conditions postulated by the Flow Theory in the context of the instructional design process. However, little attention has been drawn to this integration, and how to apply the Flow Theory based on learning theories that provide theoretical justifications during the instructional design process. Thus, in this paper, we propose a framework to integrate the learner's growth process and the Flow Theory. It provides adequate support for the instructional design of learning scenarios that lead and maintain learners in flow state. We demonstrate the usefulness of this framework by presenting an application that helps designers to search and select learning objects that have the potential to maintain the learner's flow in a learning scenario.
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Language: English
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