chapter  2
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Control of learning

The control of learning processes involves having a measure of self-direction over how one learns and having a range of choices, as opposed to being instructed to learn by the teacher in a certain way, through, for example, rote learning. Our data suggest that learner control of learning progresses through three phases: 1) familiarisation, 2) mediation and 3) moulding and crafting. In the first phase learners familiarise themselves with the context, the task and resources. In the second they mediate these mainly through the use of their imagination. In the final phase they mould and craft the construction of an outcome. These three attributes are examined in detail in the rest of this chapter.