INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
The learner's intentionality is the axis from which the context can be interpreted as unified lived experience, making sense of the multiple interactions between people, and activities and resources. A context is always "local to a learner", since it consists of an individual's subjective experience of the world, that is always ...
historically situated (Lukin 2010, p.18). p.335.
Esposito, A., Sangrà, A. and Maina, M. (2015) Emerging Learning Ecologies As A New Challenge and Essence For E-learning, Chap. 24 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 331-341. (p.335).
Lukin, R. (2010) Re-Designing Learning Contexts - Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies, Oxford: Routledge.
Learning ecologies is an approach to educational theory, practice and technology enhanced learning that I can relate to through Hodges' model and a general interest that extends to green matters and blue...
This is a fascinating chapter by Esposito, et al. (2015) that includes keystone species who have the architectural function of a keystone (p.333) to: (my rendering follows)
provide critical resources
|modify the environment|
act as mutualists
|control potential dominants|
On the above left as an example, communities of practice rely on mutualism for their sustained existence. It is the individual (student) as the (usual) unit of analysis who is making use of the resources.