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Ihanainen’s affordances of pedagogy

Pekka Ihanainen calls for a new mindset in education that take into consideration complex interactions between affordances of observability, solvability, and partakeability. Affordances for learning, he writes, “are functionalities composed by human subjects in their personal and social contexts and environments in which they make their living. Pedagogical affordances are those present in pedagogical events and situations, and they determine the qualities of learning possible in practices learners localize themselves.”

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