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ERIC Number: EJ819819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Integrativism as a Theoretical and Organisational Framework for E-Learning and Practitioner Research
Dillon, Patrick; Ahlberg, Mauri
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v15 n1 p7-30 Mar 2006
In this article integrativism is proposed as a framework for e-learning and practitioner research. The philosophical bases of integrativism are outlined. Foundational principles of integrating education, derived from the notions of continual quality improvement and high-quality learning, are explained. The extension of integrating education to embrace e-learning and practitioner research draws on ideas from sociocultural theory. A virtual learning environment is described which has been designed around an integrating approach to education. The practice of integrating education is facilitated in the virtual learning environment through the use of heuristics. Examples of heuristics are given. An online Master's course in information and communication technology in education, developed around the principles of integrativism, is outlined. Finally, examples are given of integrative, practitioner research. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom