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offer affordance(s)

To provide the means for something to happen or take place. Of course, man-made systems of organization in any field inherently offer affordances for error and exploitation, as the human element can neither be escaped nor denied. While many see the increasing amount of technology as a detriment to children's minds, one cannot underestimate how it also offers affordance to their increased capacity to learn and access information.
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These responses demonstrate the affordances of the AR as well as students' ability to acquire an accurate understanding of how Bernoulli's principle works in the brief time they were exposed to the exhibit during their museum visit.
These scaffolds were an affordance by creating opportunities for TLs to have their own and their colleagues' professional knowledge highlighted, named, and made visible as central to the process of developing leadership.
In technological affordances, a perceived affordance is preferable to the Gibsonian affordance (Bower, 2008; Kirschner, Strijbos, Kreijns, & Beers, 2004).
29) In this paper, I have endeavored to plug Deleuze's reading of Simondon's concept of membranic spatial differentiation into productive connections with Spinoza's discussion of affectivity, Gibson's concept of environmental affordance, Bergson's theory of perception, and Maturana and Varela's work in autopoietic systems theory.
Both the design of the online environment and the nature of teachers' participation must thus be taken into account (Zuidema, 2008) when examining affordances of technology-enhanced PD.
This would be in agreement with different theories extending the role of motor visual systems as mirror neuron systems (Rizzolatti, Fogassi & Gallesse, 2009), the FARS model (Arbib, 2010; Fagg & Arbib, 1998) or the affordance competition hypothesis (Cisek, 2008).
Which is to say the question of force--the political dimension--will come to the fore precisely at the point where we attempt to describe the social as a space of nurturance, accord or affordance expanded to the status of a world.
One manifestation of this decline is the affordance of diplomatic cover to the American forces' occupation of Iraq in 2003, thanks to the increased dependency of the Arab League on Arab governments, especially those of the Gulf, that are excessive in their authoritarianism and reactionism.
The notion of affordance, or opportunity for action, is necessarily broad, framed within ecological psychology's reconceptualization of organisms as continuously engaged in their environments, a reconceptualization precipitated by the passive concept of organisms undergirding stimulus-response models.
similarly, hormonal effects on bodily functions may predispose an individual to one or another communicative response but, to borrow the language from the study of of technology reported in Volume 30, number 2, do not determine the response; rather they offer an affordance, allowing a range of responses available to the organism.
The structured assessment instrument used was based on Burke's retail shoppability framework: transparency, affordance, relevance, convenience and cnjoyment.