Maria Solomou

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein





Sourcing Framework

Maria is currently applying the Sourcing Framework in virtual contexts as well as in real-life in an attempt to decompose practice and understand its particularities in several situations and contexts. Sourcing is looked at as a learning strategy that considers the contexts and their affordances in order to enhance meaningful, effective and efficient participation and performance.

One of the basic concepts of the framework is that learning must be looked at as the result of multiple factors that define and constitute it. Learning and knowing, especially in gaming situations, are not abstract from practice, engagement, or participation. Social participation and interactions with individuals and tools shape the nature of knowledge we gain. The particular study discusses the effects of such participation in the gaming context of geocaching.

*This work is in progress and is constantly being refined.