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ERIC Number: EJ814805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
Unifying Theories of Learning and Economic Decision Making
Stefanou, Candice R.; Stefanou, Spiro E.; Wen, Fang-I
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v1 n1 p5-17 Mar 2007
Knowledge plays an important role in the process of growth by choosing the right things to do supporting the selection systems of technologies) and by doing the right things better (the understanding and execution of an implemented technology). Two fundamental challenges to the process are: (i) how one acquires more knowledge, and (ii) how one translates the knowledge gained into action. These are shared issues for learning theorists and economists. Both learning theorists and economists recognize that there are constraints on learning leading to the way the knowledge is managed over time. Both fields are interested in cognitive growth, how it happens and how best to manage it to enhance outcomes. This paper seeks to explicate the points of intersection between cognitive and economic sciences so that the shared concepts and language can be used in a meaningful way to start the dialogue between the two fields as we enhance our understanding of learning and decisions to learn. This is accomplished by focusing on the microeconomics of firm decision making over time through the lens of the cognitive sciences. The goal is to stimulate exchanges between two areas of the social sciences to further enrich the quality of scholarship in both fields. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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