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Apprendre comme Inventer

Abstract : Learning as Thinking Up, an introduction to the didactic concept of "insension". ”Apprendre” in French, is an activity, meaning both “to teach” from the point of view of the teacher, and “to learn” from the perspective of the student (hereafter referred to as the “Subject” or the “Uninitiated”). The activity’s analysis by Professional Didactic, that is to say an analysis of what is productive and constructive within an action, can be applied to “learning”. However, in attempting to understand the learning process, one recognizes that there do exist, along with the conceptualization within the action, times when the subject learns by self-incorporating knowledge. This is when the Subject reacts, by use of induction, that is to say by the colligation of scattered elements, as they are perceived and/or imagined. Thus, the Subject accesses to the meaning he or she gives to learning. This grasping of the meaning or "insension" is an invention of the Subject which participates in a double development: on the one hand, the knowledge appropriated to the Subject by the Subject, initiates his skills’ development, and on the other hand, the thinking up learning activity is linked to the development of the Subject’s identity. Educational training planning requires taking into account the Subject’s personal reference framework. In order to lead the Uninitiated towards “knowing”, that is to say, the incorporation of referenced knowledge, it is necessary that the training schemes have, as a starting point, the point of view of the Uninitiated. The Uninitiated is recognized as being able to learn from his or her personal reference framework, that is to say able to act on referenced knowledge for its self-incorporation. The insension (colligation) transforms it into personal knowledge. Therefore, the Subject accesses to social recognition of its skills.
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Gérard Delacour. Apprendre comme Inventer. Education. Conservatoire national des arts et metiers - CNAM, 2010. Français. ⟨NNT : 2010CNAM0713⟩. ⟨tel-00545764v2⟩



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