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Re: [xmca] Toward an Ontological Account of Learning
That paper did show up in published form:
Packer, M. J. & Goicoechea, J. (2000). Sociocultural and constructivist theories of learning: Ontology, not just epistemology. Educational Psychologist, 35, 227-241.
If you don't have access I can send you a copy.
On Jun 17, 2011, at 7:58 AM, Larry Purss wrote:
> Hi Martin
> In 1999 you presented at AERA on the topic "The Ontology of Learning" [which
> is on the web if you google "Martin Packer" "Jean Lave"]
> In the concluding section you summarize six different ontological tropes
> that account for learning as a change of the PERSON not just a change of
> You then mention that you and Jessie Goicheaia have explored these 6 tropes
> in detail in an unpublished paper.
> My question is if it is possible to get a copy of this paper. Learning as a
> change of the person [in contrast to learning as changing structures of
> knowledge] is a perspective on learning I would like to pursue further [not
> just personally but as a counsellor working in elementary public schools.]
> PS On another topic of the contrast of "everyday concepts" and "science
> concepts" and schools being the institution in which to develop scientific
> concepts as a perspective of learning seems to be critiqued by the notion of
> learning as apprenticeship where the commonalities of learning as practice
> across all settings challenges the dichotomy of scientific and everyday
> concepts. Have these various perspectives on learning been brought into
> "play" on this forum?
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