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.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Spackman, Jonathan S., "Exploring the Narrative-Oriented Qualities of the Learner's Encounter with Unfamiliarity" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 3709.
Embodied, cognition, familiarization, narrative, agentive, encounters, unfamiliarity, mechanism, representationalism