chapter  12
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The nature of Learning

ByJennifer Mansfield

This chapter is the last of four which unpack each of the sections of the SRCL framework. This chapter focuses on the Learning, which is considered to be the knowledge created and constructed by teachers as they search for pedagogical equilibrium. This chapter describes three themes which characterised the Learning derived from the search for pedagogical equilibrium. Firstly, Learning can be characterised as Situational, where new knowledge about the situation leads to greater awareness about elements of that particular situation. Learning can also be characterised as Pedagogical, which includes learning about the nature of teaching and learning more generally through the formation of inferences or expectancy beliefs for, and of, teaching. And finally, Learning can be characterised as Personal (or self), which involves the development or consolidation of personal and philosophical beliefs about teaching, ability, and values for, and about, teaching and learning.