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ERIC Number: EJ1260370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1454-7678
How New Media Has Enabled the Harnessing of Implicit Learning
Schwarz, Claudiu
Journal of Educational Sciences, v18 n1(35) p72-82 2017
The term of implicit learning is still subject to controversy. "At least a dozen different definitions have been offered in the field" (Frensch & Rünger, 2003 p.13). While some scholars consider it downright inexistent (see Chun & Jiang, 1998), many others are trying to identify how we seem to acquire knowledge in absence of conscious awareness. Since it manifests in complex environments where patterns can be intuitively observed and interiorized by the learner, various forms of new media and particularly digital games seem to be the best method of investigating its efficiency. This paper aims to demonstrate how strategic use of new media, combined with digital games can facilitate the emergence of unconscious knowledge acquisition and how some of the knowledge acquired in such manner is better stored in memory and translated into skill.
West University of Timisoara Department of Educational Sciences. Bd. V. Parvan 4, Timisoara, Timis 300223, Romania. Tel: +40-256-592111; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania
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