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Micro processes of learning: Exploring the interplay between conceptions, meanings and expressions
Pedagogiska institutionen, Lunds universitet.
Pedagogiska institutionen, Lunds universitet.
Pedagogiska institutionen, Lunds universitet.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy.
2009 (English)In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 58, no 5, 653-668 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article describes qualitative variation in micro processes of learning, focusing the dynamic interplay between conceptions, expressions and meanings of expressions in students' learning in higher education. The intentional-expressive approach employed is an alternative approach to the function of language use in learning processes. In the empirical investigation, a dialogue model was used that both stimulates and documents students' ways of processing meaning. Results were grouped into three descriptive categories: vague, stabilising and developing ways of processing. Educational implications include, firstly, two distinct types of vague constitution of meaning in learning: one connected to fragmentary relationships between expressions and meanings, and another that triggers and creates close relationships and changes in relationships. Secondly, the categories display different unexplored ways of processing, related to deep and surface approaches in students' learning.

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2009. Vol. 58, no 5, 653-668 p.
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Deep and surface approaches, Language meaning, Micro processes, Processes of learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-120076DOI: 10.1007/s10734-009-9217-xISI: 000270281700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-120076DiVA: diva2:302429
Samspelet mellan språk och tanke vid utveckling av förståelse av problem ur studentperspektiv
Available from: 2010-03-05 Created: 2010-03-05 Last updated: 2010-12-28Bibliographically approved

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