Towards a more detailed understanding of professional learning mediated by educational tools

Madeleine SHANAHAN, Lori Lockyer, Shane Dawson

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Abstract

Knowledge updating is an essential learning activity for professionals. This study adopted Vygotsky’s (1981) triadic model of learning mediated by tools as a theoretical framework to examine inter-relationships that may exist between subject, educational tool and object. This mixed methods study investigated knowledge updating practices of Australian health professionals. The findings demonstrate there are multiple often conflicting relationships that influence adoption, access and uptake of educational tools among professionals. By examining the inter-relationships, this study has provided a more nuanced understanding of factors that impact upon professional knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of EdMedia 2014
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EditorsJ Viteli, M Leikomaa
PublisherLearnTechLib
Pages1441-1450
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print) 9781939797087
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAACE EdMedia 2014: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology -
Duration: 23 Jun 201423 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceAACE EdMedia 2014
Period23/06/1423/06/14

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    SHANAHAN, M., Lockyer, L., & Dawson, S. (2014). Towards a more detailed understanding of professional learning mediated by educational tools. In J. Viteli, & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1441-1450). LearnTechLib. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/d/147670