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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of EdMedia 2014|
|Subtitle of host publication||World Conference on Educational Media and Technology|
|Editors||J Viteli, M Leikomaa|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||AACE EdMedia 2014: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology - |
Duration: 23 Jun 2014 → 23 Jun 2014
|Conference||AACE EdMedia 2014|
|Period||23/06/14 → 23/06/14|
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.