Unpacking the object of learning
2015 (English)In: International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, ISSN 2046-8253, Vol. 4, no 3, 194-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose – Knowledge concerning the meaning of the object of learning is an important contribution of Learning study. The purpose of this paper is to generate this kind of knowledge and show how it can be developed and refined in the different phases of a Learning study.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper reports on a Learning study in primary technology education conducted with students aged six to seven years old, with the aim to explore a specific object of learning; to construct a linkage mechanism for transferring and transforming movement.
Findings – The findings show several aspects to discern by the learner in order to grasp the object of learning and reveal how this knowledge was gradually developed during the Learning study. The presumed aspects, those identified in the pre- and post-test, as well as how they were elaborated in the lesson contributed to refining the meaning of the object of learning.
Originality/value – In Learning study, knowledge concerning the meaning of the object of learning is generated. By empirically demonstrating the development and specification of this knowledge during a Learning study, this paper will contribute to the discussion of knowledge products from Learning studies as well as to knowledge concerning what there is to know in order to develop a specific capability in technology education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 4, no 3, 194-208 p.
Variation theory, Primary technology education, Learning study, Object of learning
Didactics Pedagogical Work
Research subject Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119224DOI: 10.1108/IJLLS-06-2014-0014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119224DiVA: diva2:844029