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ERIC Number: EJ795004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Ethnographic Studies and Analysis of a Recurrent Theme: Learning by Doing
Borgnakke, Karen
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n3 p539-565 2004
The present learning discourse and terms such as "learning in practice", "situated learning", "project and problem based learning" are like variations on a recurrent theme: learning by doing--the striking maxims of progressivism. The newest reforms confirm that the maxim is still alive as a standpoint with consequences for institutional and educational development. The article follows the tracks by analysing significant variations, project work and practice learning, firstly by analysing the practical variations seen from an organisational perspective, and secondly, by analysing a case of business-practice oriented project work seen from the learner's perspective. The analysis shows how the teachers and learners in practice are doing learning. The analyses also show how the learners in action and in words provide the practical confirmation: one learns by doing. (Contains 2 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark