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ERIC Number: EJ851005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1556-1607
A Knowledge-Practice Perspective on Technology-Mediated Learning
Hakkarainen, Kai
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v4 n2 p213-231 Jun 2009
The purpose of the present paper is to examine the relations between Carl Bereiter's and Marlene Scardamalia's knowledge-building approach and social practices. It is argued that technology enhances learning through transformed social practices. In order to truly contribute to educational transformation, pedagogical approaches have to be embedded in locally cultivated "knowledge practices" that channel the participants' intellectual efforts in a way that elicits collective advancement of knowledge. Consequently, knowledge advancement is not just about putting students' ideas into the centre but depends on corresponding transformation of social practices of working with knowledge. Creation of cultures which advance knowledge presupposes sustained efforts of teacher-practitioners, collaborating with students and researchers, aimed at iteratively transforming prevailing knowledge practices toward more innovative ones.
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Language: English
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