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ERIC Number: EJ901231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Studying Learners and Assessing Learning: A Process-Relational Perspective on the Learning Sciences
Chee, Yam San
Educational Technology, v50 n5 p5-9 Sep-Oct 2010
The field of the learning sciences appears to favor cognitive and social approaches to the study of human learning. In this article, the author proposes that a deep cognizance of cultural influences on learning is vital if formal and informal learning are to make vital connections to learners' lives and their personal need for meaning making in life. Drawing upon process philosophy, the author identifies and discusses three issues for the consideration of learning sciences researchers, namely, (1) the importance of relational thinking, (2) the centrality of approaching learning in terms of experience and "becoming," and (3) the need to reframe causal analysis in assessing learning.
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