Authentic learnig in a socio-cultural framework
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, Vol. 49, no 4, 419--436 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reports a case study in which 53 adult refugees initiated their own forms of learning with the aim of strengthening their opportunities for integration into Swedish society. The overall research interest was to find out what theoretical implications can be drawn from a case study where two different forms of learning were implemented. One alternative was offered in a formal setting and another in a non-formal setting where the group members shaped forms of learning themselves. The findings show that many features of non-formal working procedures correspond with basic assumptions and key concepts of sociocultural theory. Furthermore, these features accord well with key concepts of authentic learning. In a similar way as theoretical aspects of “situated learning” can be seen as an integrated part of sociocultural theory, we discuss whether the notion “authentic learning” could be used as a dimension of supporting meaningful learning in contextualised inclusive learning environments.
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2005. Vol. 49, no 4, 419--436 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21116DOI: 10.1080/00313830500203015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21116DiVA: diva2:240639