Learner Generated Context can be defined as a context created by people interacting together with a common, self-defined goal. Learners marshal the resources available to them to create an ecology that meets their needs.
I n some senses all contexts can be described in this way: all are created from some combination of human enterprise in the world. The key aspect of Learner Generated Contexts is that they are created through the enterprise of those who would previously have been consumers in a context created for them.
Policy Perspective Fred Garnett Nigel Ecclesfield Becta
Learner Generated Contexts Our working definition of Learner Generated Contexts Learning is a social process occurring across a continuum of contexts Learning must be “ Fit for Context ” Learner Generated Contexts are: “ A Coincidence of Motivations leading to Agile Configurations” “ A Learner Generated Context can be defined as a context created by people interacting together with a common, self-defined learning goal. The key aspect of Learner Generated Contexts is that they are generated through the enterprise of those who would previously have been consumers in a context created for them”
In 1990 we could describe education as 'flat pack' , by which I mean if Ikea offered education my flat pack would have contained some ready-made components, a few tools and some instructions.
These could only be put together in a particular way in order to produce a pre-defined outcome. Now I don't need a flat pack, I have lots of tools, I can make my own components, I can decide that I want a different outcome, but when I look at the instructions they haven't really changed
I n order to progress this agenda we need to increase our understanding of how to scaffold learners to effectively generate their own learning contexts
Theory and Action John Cook [email_address] London Metropolitan University Drew Whitworth [email_address] University of Manchester
User Story (1) A: We were holding many things at the event, like our bags, we had a carrier bag with all the leaflets and everything in so our phone was already out and we were taking pictures so we didn't have to look into our bags to find paper or the module booklet, so it was convenient in that sense. (in file quote 4 )
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