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ERIC Number: EJ958935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
The Three Figures of Research on Distance Education: Movement, Relation, Substance
Choplin, Hugues
American Journal of Distance Education, v26 n1 p21-33 2012
This article relies on twelve texts published in "Distances et Savoirs." It asserts three "figures of thought" crossing our scientific disciplines: the substance, the relation, and the movement. The confrontation of these figures and these texts suggests how much "Distances et Savoirs" invites to a pluralistic thinking of distance teaching. This article questions, in particular, the primacy of the sole figure of substance, which structures the researches focused on the very characteristics of the following actors: the student, the teacher, knowledge or educational ICT. The author then proposes three perspectives for research and practice. They concern the pedagogical relation at a distance, the dynamics of the learning system, and the "milieu" likely to facilitate the emergence of an innovative movement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France