Knowing is a participating in pursuing an enterprise;
Knowledge then is a matter of competence accomplished in pursuing these enterprises; and
Meaning is what learning is to produce.
Social Learning Theory Learning in a fundamental social phenomenon, rooted in doing, by being active participants in practices while constructing identities.
Components of (social) learning Learning is an individual process – no , it’s social too Learning has a beginning and an end – no , it’s continuous and life-long Learning is best done in separate environments – no , in social practices Learning is the result of teaching – no , learning is part of everyday life
two inseparable and mutually constitutive elements whose
inherent tension and complimentarity give
the concept richness and dynamism
Designing for Participation Learning can’t be designed – it can only be frustrated or facilitated
A Design Framework Standards, shared infrastructures, centers of authority Models, maps, representations, visits, tours Multi-membership, brokering, peripherality, conversations LOCAL/ GLOBAL Inspirations, fields of influence, reciprocity of power relations New trajectories, empathy, stereotypes, explanations Mutuality through shared action, situated negotiation, marginalization IDENTIFICATION/ NEGOTIABILITY Communication, feedback, coordination, renegotiation, realignment Scenarios, possible worlds, simulations, perceiving new broad patterns Situated improvisation within a regime of mutual accountability DESIGNED/ EMERGENT Styles and discourses Stories, playing with forms, recombinations, assumptions Combining them meaningfully in actions, interactions and creation of shared histories PARTICIPATION/ REIFICATION ALIGNMENT IMAGINATION ENGAGEMENT