Project data

Learning experiences and learner identity in the digital age: mapping learning pathways across formal and informal educational settings

Main Researcher: César Coll

Research Team:
Aldana, Mónica (Universitat de Barcelona)
Bagnoli, Anna (University of Cambridge)
Díaz-Barriga, Frida (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Engel, Anna (Universitat de Barcelona)
Esteban, Moisés (Universitat de Girona)
Falsafi, Leili (Municipality of Botkyrka, Sweden)
de Gispert, Inés (Universitat de Barcelona)
Latinjak, Alexander (Universitat de Girona)
Lopez, Víctor (Universitat de Girona)
Oller, Judith (Universitat de Girona)
Ratner, Carl (Institute for Cultural Research and Educatiio)
Remesal, Ana (Universitat de Barcelona)
Rochera, María José (Universitat de Barcelona)
Siqués, Carina (Universitat de Girona)
Vidosa Horacio (Universitat de Barcelona)
Vila Ignasi (Universitat de Girona)

Financing source: Proyectos I+D+I. Programa estatal de investigación, desarrollo e innovación orientada a los retos de la sociedad. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Reference: EDU2013-40965-R

Start date: 2014
End date: 2016

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This project focuses on the construction of Learner Identity (LI) in the new learning ecology, one of the hallmarks of the Information Society (IS).

In this framework, the learning experiences that are the basis of the construction of the LI are not confined to settings within formal education. People have learning experiences from and learn in a variety of
contexts. This has always been the case, but with the spread of digital information and communication technologies (ICT), new contexts that provide opportunities and resources for learning have appeared. At the same time, the potential of the traditional settings as sources of learning has expanded significantly. People move across these contexts,
participate in the activities that take place in them, take more or less advantage of the opportunities to learn and have learning experiences that provide the raw material to build a representation of themselves as learners.
On this basis, the project has three objectives:
(i) to identify, describe and analyze the learning pathways of students who are at different stages of their schooling, based on their accounts of learning experiences, the socio-institutional contexts...(+)