Mapping the learning pathways and processes associated with the development of expertise and learner identities

Leah A. Bricker, Philip Bell, Suzanne Reeve, Brigid Barron, Nichole Pinkard, Kimberly Gomez, Caitlin Kennedy Martin, Akili Lee, Mark Chen, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Carrie Tzou, Giovanna Scalone, Christopher Hoadley, Sameer Honwad, Véronique Mertl, Laurie McCarthy, Reed Stevens, Sheldon Levias, Noah Feinstein, Flávio S. Azevedo

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This poster session showcases ten examples of expertise development in everyday domains of personal relevance and consequence to learners. The collection of cases highlighted in the posters stem from ethnographic research studies investigating learning from socio-cultural-historical perspectives. In each poster, authors describe their ethnographic project, explicate a case of expertise development, and detail the specific learning processes, practices, and pathways associated with that expertise development. Implications for understanding personally relevant and consequential learning for the design of effective learning environments in K-12 STEM classrooms and beyond will be discussed. Discussion will also include plans for the design and implementation of a data repository, which will house a broad set of learning cases, such as those detailed in this poster session, with the goals of supporting collaborative theoretical synthesizing related to diverse learning-related phenomena and helping researchers and educators understand the details of learning as it socially occurs in meaningful ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-213
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Issue numberPART 3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventInternational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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