Being in the world: the event of learning

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Papadopoulou, M. and Birch, R. 2009. Being in the world: the event of learning. Educational Philosophy And Theory. 41 (3), pp. 270-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00390.x
AuthorsPapadopoulou, M. and Birch, R.
Abstract

This paper employs an eclectic mix of paradigms in order to discuss constituting characteristics of young children's learning experiences. Drawing upon a phenomenological perspective it examines learning as a form of 'Being' and as the result of learners' engagement with the world in their own, unique, intentional manners. The learners' intentions towards their world are expressed in everyday activity and participation. A social constructivist perspective is thus employed to present learning as situated in meaningful socio-cultural contexts of the everyday, lived world and as a form of participation in those settings. These characteristics of learning are brought together into a holistic, synthesised model, a Gestalt of learning. The proposed synthesis has relevance for and is applicable to educational contexts as a means of making sense of children's learning experiences and of promoting and facilitating them.

KeywordsBeing in the world, intentional structures, learning as situated, learning as a form of participation, phenomenology, social constructivism
Year2009
JournalEducational Philosophy And Theory
Journal citation41 (3), pp. 270-286
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0013-1857
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00390.x
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00390.x
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PrintJun 2009
Online13 Jan 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Oct 2016
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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