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Guided Learning

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Inter-psychological processes; Proximal guidance

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Guided learning is a term that refers to a process in which learners initiate and advance their learning guided by more experienced partners and socially derived sources, such as tools, text, and/or other artifacts. This process of learning is seen as being distinct from didactic instruction comprising unidirectional interaction between more and less knowledgeable interlocutors, as in teaching. In contrast, the direction and process of guided learning is premised more on the learners’ intentions, capacity, and agency, albeit being guided by social partners and norms and forms. This guidance will likely take two forms: (1) close interpersonal interactions with more informed partners (e.g., experts, teachers, parents) and (2) indirect guidance from observing and interacting with others, artifacts and social forms and norms (Billett 2000). The former, often referred to as proximal guidance, can comprise modeling of...

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Billett, S. (2012). Guided Learning. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_34

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