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Basic concepts and terminology

Abstract:

This chapter introduces key concepts and clarifies terminology, setting the scene for the discussions of IL which follow. It presents information as a specifically human property, one that links the subjective and personal, and intersubjective, collective realms. It explores the nature of dialogic and monologic approaches to meaning-making, recognises the importance of context and the existence of inequalities and irregularities in information landscapes. It discusses the role played in information exchange by creations such as artifacts, organisations, and communities, and the different ways these embody dialogic and monologic forms of thinking.

Key Words:

Dialogism; monologism; intersubjectivity; context; ...

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