Whose culture is it? Modeling the designs of authentic learning environments and the cultures they mediate

Yotam Hod, Ornit Sagy

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Abstract

A major theme of educational research has focused on cultural practices that are learned within formal and informal settings. Many innovative approaches to classroom design come with the intention that practices of the people who are experts in a domain are enculturated by classroom students. This idea, known as authenticity, has been carefully conceptualized in a large variation of educational settings. Cognizant of the inherent gap between conceptualizations and their implementation, we used a constant-comparative method to analyze different variations of authentic learning designs. With the aim of bridging this research-practice gap, our analysis resulted in a model of cultural interaction within learning environments based on different configurations of participants and settings. The conceptual contribution of our research is a refined framework of authenticity that foregrounds the role of human interaction in cultural mediation. Practically, our model contributes new insights into the design of authentic learning environments.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages87-94
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355007
StatePublished - 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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