Published October 18, 2022 | Version v1
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Learning technologies as a powerful way to turn alternation into an opportunity to embed theoretical knowledge in practical experience: The Erfahrraum model

  • 1. EHB HEFP SUFFP SFUVET
  • 2. University of Fribourg (Fribourg)

Description

The gap between what is done at school and what is experienced in the workplace can take various forms depending on the profession encountered, the topic to be learned and the kind of learning technology activated. The next six chapters illustrate this diversity and the various solutions we adopted with nine different professions, belonging to very different professional domains and horizons. All of the situations we explored can be related, partially or fully, to the same model, which we call ‘Erfahrraum’ – a neologism resulting from two German words bumping into each other: Erfahrung – for ‘experience’ – and Raum – for ‘room, space’. The Erfahrraum is simply grounded in an idea already exploited for decades in the learning sciences: you can learn from your experience provided you have the time, opportunity and conditions to reflect on it. Reflection is an essential, yet not a sufficient, condition.

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Cattaneo, A., & Gurtner, J.-L. (2022). Learning technologies as a powerful way to turn alternation into an opportunity to embed theoretical knowledge in practical experience. The Erfahrraum model (16-20).pdf