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In this paper I address the question of how to talk about learning so as to be able to cope with at least some of the longstanding quandaries and to arrive at new insights. After a very brief historical review, I concentrate on two basic metaphors for learning in which current educational research seems to be grounded: the metaphors of learning-as-acquisition and of learning-as-participation. After stating the importance of both of these approaches and arguing that researches should be adjusting their leading metaphors to the questions they ask, I present my own choice: a brand of participationist discourse which is grounded in the vision of thinking as a form of communication and of physics and mathematics as types of discourses. The usefulness of the proposed way of talking about learning is then illustrated with the help of empirical materials taken from my recent study on a 7th grade class just introduced to negative numbers.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 55-58
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A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2009 proceedings is also available.
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10.1063/1.3266753
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01.40.gb
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Acquisitionism, PERC 2009, commognition, discourse, learning, participationism
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A. Sfard, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9900&DocID=1532).
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A. Sfard, Moving Between Discourses: From Learning-As-Acquisition to Learning-As-Participation, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9900&DocID=1532>.
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Sfard, A. (2009, July 29-30). Moving Between Discourses: From Learning-As-Acquisition to Learning-As-Participation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9900&DocID=1532
Chicago Format
Sfard, Anna. "Moving Between Discourses: From Learning-As-Acquisition to Learning-As-Participation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9900&DocID=1532 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Sfard, Anna. "Moving Between Discourses: From Learning-As-Acquisition to Learning-As-Participation." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 55-58 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9900&DocID=1532>.
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