Community of Learners

The concept of learning has for decades been problematized, discussed, and subjected to different kinds of theoretical developments, especially those aimed at overcoming individualistic, cognitivistic, and abstract ways of conceptualizing learning. In the critique, the figurative representation of the learner as a container absorbing a kind of unambiguous matter through instructions has been emphasized. It has been claimed that the learner, as well as the context of learning and the very process, disappears in this mechanistic picture. Thus, the concept of communities of learners is part of a broad theoretical movement that connects learning to an actor in a social context. Specifically, the concept locates learning as an aspect of subjects’ participation in social practices. The concept of communities of learners is also connected to ...

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