A Conceptual Framework for Knowledge Creation Based on Constructed Meanings Within Mentor-Learner Conversations

  • Farshad BadieEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 59)


Constructivism is a learning philosophy and an educational theory of learning. In the framework of constructivism, a human being with insights based on her/his pre-structured knowledge and on background knowings could actively participate in an interaction with another human being. The central focus of this article is on construction of conceptual knowledge and its development. This research localises the constructivist learning in the context of mentor-learner interactions. It will analyse meaning construction relying on my own conceptual framework that represents a semantic loop. The learner and the mentor as intentional participants move through this semantic loop and organise their personal constructed conceptions in order to construct meanings and produce their meaningful comprehensions. This research is concerned with definitions, linguistic expressions and meanings within the developmental processes of personal world constructions. It proposes a scheme for interpretation based on semantics and in conversations. I shall conclude that the outcomes of this research could be able to support smart education and smart learning environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Linguistics, Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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