Maintaining collaborative democratic and dialogue-based learning processes in virtual and game-based learning environments

Camilla Gyldendahl Jensen, Elsebeth Sorensen

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The incorporation and use of virtual learning platforms, including computer games, in the education sector, challenge these years the complexity of the learning environment regarding maintaining collaborative, democratic and dialogue-based learning processes that support a high degree of reflection. When virtual learning platforms are used in an educational context, a fundamental paradox appears as the student needs an active and practice-oriented participation identity to learn while at the same time needing to learn to acquire a participation identity. This identity is raised and trained by being a continuous part of a community that recalls the scenarios of reality. It is therefore crucial that the learning environment reflects the reality of which the students' professionalism is unfolded. Learning is, therefore, something more and not just the acquisition of knowledge and past actions. Learning, on the other hand, is the relationship between thought and action and the relationship between people and the environment. Dewey stated, among other things, that we are participating in a world where action and thinking are related, and learning as a concept is therefore connected with the environment. The complexity of context in online learning situations is a difficult element to deal with. Also other researchers and philosophers have reflected on the asynchrony conditions of online interaction. Both Ricoeur who talks about “the referential function to the context” and Suchmann (referring to Peirce from the perspective of semiotics) in her views on situated learning are concerned with relations of context to human actions and interactions in the embedding world.
TitelICERI2017 Proceedings
Antal sider9
ISBN (Trykt)978-84-697-6957-7
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, Spanien
Varighed: 16 nov. 201718 nov. 2017


Konference10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation


  • Læring, pædagogik og undervisning