Assimilating information and insights (learning (gathering (need for…
Assimilating information and insights
need for classification systems
cathegories are representative of the way the learner thinks
hard for others to orient in
need for "domain map"
"Personal bibliographic software"
for information management
a) Subject specific software
generally the clasification is already built in
eg.: family trees
b) General purpose software
classification created by the learner
Willey and Schooler research (2001 pg 252) suggests that students develop better understanding when they have multiple sources and tasks that require them to integrate
"learning is primarily an act of construction in which the learner comes to attribute different meanings to the object of his inquiry"
making connections between prior and new knowledge
non-linear reading (hypertext for example) may lead to the wrong ideas early on which can cause a cognitive bias later on
Shape what we expect to see and experience
they change in response to new learning
Piagets theory of schemas
learning happens trough
Learner makes sence of new experiece by fitting it into preexisting schemas
Schemas are modified by new experience :s
Similar to Kuhns theory of paradigm shift
Shft in scientifc thinking by the accumulation of anomalies
Point of learning?
to gather insight untill paradigm shift happens
Dynamic vs static personal frameworks
many packages are now flexible enough to addapt to the needs, interests, perspectives and preferences of the individual user and in a way to become an extension of his or hers personal style as a learner
incompletely undrestood ideas that change their meaming trough time
can be revised and reworked