|Author(s)||Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Marja Kankaanranta, Kati Mäkitalo, Päivi Kupila, Pirjo-Liisa Poikonen, Jyväskylän Yliopisto|
|Editor||Alistair Ross, Curricula for Citizenship in Europe|
The focus of this research project is to explore the possibilities and constraints of shared virtual environments in supporting learning and interaction in teacher education settings. This study is based on the socio-constructivist theory of learning, in particular the idea of co-construction of knowledge in collaboration with learners. Learning is here viewed as an enculturation process whereby novices and experts together acquire not only knowledge but also other social and cultural conventions typical to their professional community.