Dealing with Conceptualisations of Learning

Learning between Means and Aims in Theory and Practice

  • Ane Qvortrup
  • Merete Wiberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Ane Qvortrup, Merete Wiberg
    Pages 1-12
  3. Oliver Kauffmann, Merete Wiberg, Christopher Winch
    Pages 25-35
  4. Gerd Christensen
    Pages 81-90
  5. Torben Spanget Christensen
    Pages 91-105
  6. Jeppe Skott
    Pages 133-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About this book


This book addresses the multiple aims/means structure in educational processes of learning. Learning happens everywhere. When dealing with learning in educational contexts, means and aims always have both a normative and an instrumental content. Furthermore, learning always actualises itself in terms of methods and targets and must be viewed from a teacher’s as well as a student’s perspective. The book deals with learning by using ‘means’ and ‘aim’ as metaphors and analytical categories. As a mean, learning is the description of ‘something which happens in a process’. As an aim, learning is the description of a kind of expertise, which might be the result of a learning process. In order to get an analytical grip of learning as a phenomenon in teaching and within student/teacher interactions, the book conceptualises and discusses the multiple aims/means structure, which we assume characterises processes of learning that involve a teacher and a student.


Learning Means Aims Teachers Students

Editors and affiliations

  • Ane Qvortrup
    • 1
  • Merete Wiberg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-029-5
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