Towards a more detailed understanding of professional learning mediated by educational tools

Madeleine Shanahan, Lori Lockyer, Shane Dawson

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    Abstract

    Knowledge updating is an essential learning activity for professionals. This study adopted Vygotsky's (1981) triadic model of learning mediated by tools as a theoretical framework to examine inter-relationships that may exist between subject, educational tool and object. This mixed methods study investigated knowledge updating practices of Australian health professionals. The findings demonstrate there are multiple often conflicting relationships that influence adoption, access and uptake of educational tools among professionals. By examining the inter-relationships, this study has provided a more nuanced understanding of factors that impact upon professional knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEdMedia 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
    EditorsJan Herrington, Jarmo Viteli, Marianna Leikomaa
    Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages1441-1450
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781939797087
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventEdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceEdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology
    CityTampere, Finland
    Period23/06/1426/06/14

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