Creating a complex learning environment for the mediation of knowledge construction in diverse educational settings

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dc.contributor.author Human-Vogel, Salome
dc.contributor.author Bouwer, Cecilia, 1946-
dc.contributor.author Bouwer, A.C., 1946-
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-10T09:20:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-10T09:20:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.description.abstract The role of complex learning environments in the mediation of knowledge construction is examined. The research incorporated activity theory and recent trends in complexity theory and chaos theory. Our main aim was to describe how an understanding of cognition as a complex system can facilitate the challenge of addressing diversity by spawning cognitive interventions that can tolerate and address complexity and non-linearity in thinking and problem-solving. A design experiment format was used for data collection as design experiments lend themselves to the study of cognition in natural and complex settings. Results suggested complex learning environments may be particularly well-suited to the mediation of knowledge acquisition skills, metacognitive awareness, and critical thinking skills. en
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dc.identifier.citation Human-Vogel, S & Bouwer, C 2005, 'Creating a complex learning environment for the mediation of knowledge construction in diverse educational settings', South African Journal of Education, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 229-238. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_educat.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/4190
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa (EASA) en
dc.rights Education Association of South Africa (EASA) en
dc.subject Complex learning environments en
dc.subject Knowledge construction en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Knowledge acquisition en
dc.subject Metacognition en
dc.subject Critical thinking skills en
dc.subject Chaos theory en
dc.subject Complexity theory en
dc.subject Knowledge skills en
dc.subject Thinking skills en
dc.subject.lcsh Learning
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition
dc.subject.lcsh Knowledge, Theory of
dc.subject.lcsh Metacognition
dc.title Creating a complex learning environment for the mediation of knowledge construction in diverse educational settings en
dc.type Article en


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