Journal Club Article: Marton, F., & Trigwell, K. (2000). Variatio est mater studiorum. Higher Education Research & Development, 19(3), 381-395. [abstract]
“There is no learning without discernment. And there is no discernment without variation.”
- Rote learning and the difference between variation and repetition. Memorising is not consistent with understanding.
- Transfer allows the individual to move out of context, community or situation and use past learning from another situation and relate this between the two situations.
- Motor learning and variability of practice is required.
- Error free learning does not yield learning.
- The space of learning provides the conditions learning takes place.
- Participation and the concept of learning communities.
Keywords: Variation theory, phenomenography; transfer; experiential; participation; learning communities.
Marton, F., & Trigwell, K. (2000). Variatio est mater studiorum. Higher Education Research & Development, 19(3), 381-395. [abstract]
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