Abstract

Learning, as embodied familiarization, is described as an embodied, non-representational, and non-mechanistic experience. Within this theoretical framework, a qualitative study is presented that offers a deeper understanding of the learner's encounter with unfamiliarity -- a key lived experience of embodied familiarization. Assertions related to encounters with unfamiliarity are made through a multiple case study analysis and a deeper understanding of the assertions is offered by way of a narrative-oriented framework. From this perspective, agentive, concernful, dispositional and meaningful aspects of learning are discernible.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2013-06-13

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6273

Keywords

Embodied, cognition, familiarization, narrative, agentive, encounters, unfamiliarity, mechanism, representationalism

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