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ERIC Number: EJ1091018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Place-Making in Higher Education: Co-Creating Engagement and Knowledge Practices in the Networked Age
Swist, Teresa; Kuswara, Andreas
Higher Education Research and Development, v35 n1 p100-114 2016
The pedagogical locations, functions and possibilities of higher education continuously unfold as mobile technologies, digital content and social practices intersect at a rapid pace. There is an urgent need to understand better how student learning is situated within this complex system and interrelates with broader sociotechnical knowledge practices. A geo-phenomenology optic frames this paper, exploring how activity system and affordance theories assist in highlighting the interconnections between online, offline and blended learning environments. Introduced is a theoretical notion of "place-making" which frames how different depths, patterns and modes of learning engagement emerge from the activity system of personal, material and social affordances. It is argued that fostering engagement and co-creating knowledge practices hinge upon increasing awareness of how these nested affordances interrelate with one another. The proposed "place-making framework" has implications for how activity systems of learning, teaching, assessment and research can be integrated meaningfully within pedagogy for the networked age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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