Perspective on learning

Much of my current thinking about support for distance and online learning is based on a few simple premises: we are shaped by the variety of contexts in which we operate; learning is a lifelong and sometimes painful process; sources for learning are everywhere and play is important. Practically speaking, I guess this is not surprising given my background in early childhood development and special education and my own experiences as an educator, learner, observer, participant and (most importantly) parent. Theoretically speaking, my perspective on learning is influenced by the work of Lev Vygostsky (social constructivist), Urie Bronfenbrenner (systems theorist) and Brian Sutton-Smith (play guru).

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