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Micro processes of learning: exploring the interplay between conceptions, meanings and expressions

Anderberg, Elsie LU ; Alvegård, Christer LU ; Svensson, Lennart LU and Johansson, Thorsten (2009) In Higher Education 58(5). p.653-668
Abstract
The article describes qualitative variation in micro processes of learning, focusing the dynamic interplay between conceptions, expressions and meanings of expressions in students' learning in higher education. The intentional-expressive approach employed is an alternative approach to the function of language use in learning processes. In the empirical investigation, a dialogue model was used that both stimulates and documents students' ways of processing meaning. Results were grouped into three descriptive categories: vague, stabilising and developing ways of processing. Educational implications include, firstly, two distinct types of vague constitution of meaning in learning: one connected to fragmentary relationships between expressions... (More)
The article describes qualitative variation in micro processes of learning, focusing the dynamic interplay between conceptions, expressions and meanings of expressions in students' learning in higher education. The intentional-expressive approach employed is an alternative approach to the function of language use in learning processes. In the empirical investigation, a dialogue model was used that both stimulates and documents students' ways of processing meaning. Results were grouped into three descriptive categories: vague, stabilising and developing ways of processing. Educational implications include, firstly, two distinct types of vague constitution of meaning in learning: one connected to fragmentary relationships between expressions and meanings, and another that triggers and creates close relationships and changes in relationships. Secondly, the categories display different unexplored ways of processing, related to deep and surface approaches in students' learning. (Less)
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surface approaches, Language meaning, Processes of learning, Deep and, Micro processes, SoTL
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Higher Education
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Higher Education
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58
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5
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653 - 668
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Springer
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1573-174X
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10.1007/s10734-009-9217-x
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English
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  author       = {Anderberg, Elsie and Alvegård, Christer and Svensson, Lennart and Johansson, Thorsten},
  issn         = {1573-174X},
  keyword      = {surface approaches,Language meaning,Processes of learning,Deep and,Micro processes,SoTL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {653--668},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Higher Education},
  title        = {Micro processes of learning: exploring the interplay between conceptions, meanings and expressions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-009-9217-x},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2009},
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