Creating Epistemic Environments: Learning, Teaching and Design

  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Peter Goodyear
Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 14)


This chapter outlines a fifth epistemic project, extending and drawing together the set of four epistemic challenges and projects that we presented in Chap.  3. The chapter centres on the idea of ‘grounded actionable knowledge’ – grounding human knowledge and knowing in the physical environment and in an embodied, conscious and conscientious self. Creating and reconfiguring one’s epistemic environment thereby becomes an important accomplishment. We conclude the chapter with some thoughts about educational approaches and designs for learning which can be aligned with this expanded conception of epistemic fluency.


Epistemic fluency Grounded actionable knowledge Epistemic environment Design for learning Conscious and conscientious self 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lina Markauskaite
    • 1
  • Peter Goodyear
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), Faculty of Education & Social WorkThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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