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Learning and practice: Agency and identities
This free course, Learning and practice: Agency and identities, introduces you to a sociocultural approach to understanding and analysing learning in educational institutions, the home and the workplace.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand more fully the view of learning as a social, not an individual, phenomenon
- develop some conceptual tools for analysing learning
- understand more fully what supports learning and what creates barriers to learning and its assessment
- understand some of the implications of this view for supporting learning in educational institutions and in the workplace.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Thinking about the nature of knowledge
- 2 Thinking about practice
- 3 Social mediation
- 4 Human agency
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