Identity and Learning
The relation between identity and learning is complex, involving the interplay of both individual sense-making and social/cultural processes. Identity can be conceptualized as a coherent sense of self that develops throughout the life span. It takes shape in relation to how one is positioned by others and through participation in a range of cultural and communal activities, and is fluid over time and place. In other words, identity involves both individuality and group membership, each governed by internal sense-making processes and expectations and interactions within social and cultural contexts. Learning can be thought of as two kinds of changes: changes in the ways one understands an idea, concept, or process, and concomitant changes in the ways that one takes part in learning activities. Therefore, identity and learning have important...
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