A conceptual framework for the development of theories-in-action with open-ended learning environments

Susan M. Land, Michael J. Hannafin

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Abstract

Open-ended learning involves learning processes that are mediated by the unique intentions and purposes of individuals. Open-ended learning environments (OELEs) have been touted to support the building and evolving processes associated with selfdirected learning. OELEs provide technological tools and resources for manipulating and exploring concepts. Whereas previous research has provided descriptions of OELE designs and case studies, little insight exists as to the processes used by learners to build and evolve their understanding. This paper describes a rationale for, and conceptual framework of, learning via open-ended environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
JournalEducational Technology Research and Development
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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