chapter  4
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THE ROLE OF THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER: FACILITATION, SCAFFOLDING AND MEDIATION

Change is central to definitions of learning and it can be argued that if, following activity, there is neither discernible positive change in the learner’s beliefs, attitudes or behaviours, nor any discernible improvement in the practice of a skill, then learning hasn’t occurred (see, for example, Knowles et al. 1998).