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Introduction to the Ecology of Resources

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Joshua Underwood
29 November 2012

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"Context matters to learning; it is complex and local to a learner. It defines a person's subjective and objective experience of the world in a spatially and historically contingent manner. Context is dynamic and associated with connections between people, things, locations and events in a narrative that is driven by people's intentionality and motivations. Technology can help make these connections in an operational sense. People can help make these connections have meaning for a learner.

...meaning is distributed amongst these resources*. However, it is the manner in which the learner at the centre of their context internalises their interactions that is the core activity of importance." (p.18 Luckin, 2010)

*resources (e.g. people, things, locations and events)

As learning designers how can we:

  1. influence/design learners' resource ecologies to maximise the opportunities for learning and
  2. guide learners and others to act so as to exploit these opportunities and construct successful learning trajectories (narratives likely to result in internalisation of the desired knowledge and/or skills).
The Ecology of Resources Design Framework provides a process for doing this grounded in an interpretations of Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and the pedagogic strategy of scaffolding.

Joshua Underwood
11:36 on 29 November 2012

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8 minute introduction to the EoR framework

8 minute introduction to the EoR framework

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Prof. Rose Luckin 1 minute intro to the EoR (from 1.40 to 2.40)

Prof. Rose Luckin 1 minute intro to the EoR (from 1.40 to 2.40)

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