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  • 1. Learner Generated Contexts Katerina Avramides IDEAS Lab, University of Sussex LGC Debate No. 2: 28 January 2008, London Knowledge Lab
  • 2. Do technologies proliferate non-knowledge?
    • Technology makes it easier to generate information that does not constitute knowledge but is perceived as such
      • Recipients of this information lack understanding of knowledge validation
    • Knowledge is validated by communities that define the question and what constitutes a valid answer at any point in time
      • Individuals now generating and evaluating information
  • 3. From an educational perspective
    • Learner Generated Contexts: learners taking initiative in defining learning goals and learning process
    • Technology has potential of giving initiative to learners
    • Will this lead to knowledge construction, non-knowledge construction, or no construction at all?
  • 4. Challenge of “Learner Generated”
    • Learners are not young scientists
    • Already a body of knowledge out there
    • Learners need to construct knowledge while at the same time learning how to construct
      • Learning what questions are asked as well as how to formulate an adequate answer
  • 5. Overcoming this challenge
    • Learners require support - notion of independent learning is the outcome of learning process
    • Focus on learners’ understanding of nature of knowledge
    • This will affect how they approach learning (what there is to know, how to go about learning)
      • Perception of task
      • Conception of learning
  • 6. Technology can help address the challenge
    • Give initiative to the student
    • Constrain the process and give feedback
      • Scaffold their thinking through the way they are required to represent their knowledge
      • Make explicit their conception of knowledge validation
  • 7. An example from HE in domain of Psychology