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ERIC Number: EJ917290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Learning Experience as Transaction: A Framework for Instructional Design
Parrish, Patrick E.; Wilson, Brent G.; Dunlap, Joanna C.
Educational Technology, v51 n2 p15-22 Mar-Apr 2011
This article presents a framework for understanding learning experience as an object for instructional design--as an object for design as well as research and understanding. Compared to traditional behavioral objectives or discrete cognitive skills, the object of experience is more holistic, requiring simultaneous attention to cognition, behavior, and affect--even agency and identity. An emphasis on learner experience necessarily puts learners front and center of design concerns. But experience involves more than the learner: it is a "transactional" construct involving a person's encounters with their world over time. The framework presents selected individual and situational qualities, as well as temporal dimensions that affect the nature and level of experience. A concluding section considers how a focus on learning experiences might guide professional practice, opening the door for transformative learning and deeper forms of learning impacts. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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