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On the Definition of Learning, Conference 28-29th of August 2014

29.01.2014 | Susanne Hammer Samuelsen

Dato tor 28 aug fre 29 aug
Tid 09:00    15:30
Sted University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

Over a number of years learning theory has developed rapidly; old theories are continuously modified and refined and, new theories are developed. The field of learning theory has become massively complex with different foci, founders and proponents, schools, and disciplinary approaches.

The discipline ‘theory of learning’ is still in its infancy, and there is much work to be done in order to be able to discuss various definitions of learning and position the concept of learning in a multidisciplinary landscape. There is a need for a modernised and refined conception of the field of learning theory, in particular the role of learning theory in pedagogical and educational research and practice

The conference is organised in a collaboration between Department of Education, Aarhus University and Department for the Study of Culture, Educational Research, University of Southern Denmark.

Anna Sfard, Professor, Head, Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Haifa, Israel
Paul Cobb, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Tennessee, USA
Christopher Winch, Professor, Department of Education & Professional Studies, Kings College, London, Great Britain
Knud Illeris, Emeritus Professor, Department of Education, Aarhus University

Read more on the conference site

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