Choices Frame a Social Infrastructure of Learning

A Learners’ View (ALV) Is Of Choices On The Shortest And Fastest Path To Learning, The Oxygen Of Social Life.


ALV (a Learners’ View) of learning captures, isolates, and gives focus to a part of the sensory life of people. (ALV T-Shirt Wisdom)

Status: Published on TuxReports

Last Edited: March 16, 2018

Previous Last Edit: March 12, 2015

Main Page: Describing a Learners’ View (ALV)

Theme: Choices as social processes frame teaching-learning.


infrastructuresFROM A LEARNRS’ VIEW (ALV), CHOICES by learners and teachers frame connections between learners and lessons teachers instruct that learners learn. To learn (to connect two dots) learners make observable choices from among at least 15 options across 5 choice points.

Choices while learning first deal with how to do whatever the instructor says or shows to do. These choices range from selecting specific physical sensations to giving priority to selected generalized social values.

Teachers and others may use this view to predict results of lessons before teachers offer them. Predictions of learning are based on the series of probabilities that choices learners make while learning will result in learning. This view of choices is grounded in experimental behavioral and social science research. These scientists have studied and reported such details of learning for over a century.

ALV captures, isolates, and focuses on choices people make while learning from whatever else they may do. It gives priority to the social actions that occur between learners and their environment, specifically in schools with a teacher during lessons teachers instruct. In this way, ALV describes an infrastructure of learning as social processes. This infrastructure consists of observable, measurable social actions instead of conventional assumptions that learning resides within each person.

ALV as an infrastructure of learning consists of five (5) choice-points with 15 options that people use while learning. Theses choices form the ALV Path to learning. This framework is to learning what a picture frame does for a photograph and what a film frame does for a movie. They capture, isolate, and give focus to a part of the sensory life of people.

The connection of the parts of this infrastructure may be summarized as a language of learning (LANOL), and a law of teaching-learning (LOTL). Both of these use a technical-scientific literacy of educators (TSLE). That is, they use the vocabulary and logic that behavioral and social scientists used to generate and report data that ALV represents. Further, LANOL and LOTL provide translations of the vocabulary and logic of those scientists into words, phrases, and actions more familiar to and manageable by most educators in PreK12 schools.

From a learners’ view, learning does not occur without the social action of learners and observers. It’s through, at least initially, changes in social action that theorists and their practitioners assert the existence of learning as mental, cognitive, intellectual, etc. processes.

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  3. ALV Family
  4. ALV Path
  5. Infrastructure of Learning
  6. Language of Learning (LANOL)
  7. Law of Teaching-Learning (LOTL)
  8. Technical-Scientific Literacy of Educators (TSLE)

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