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ERIC Number: EJ1152585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-6195
Uncommons: Transforming Dusty Reading Rooms into Artefactual "Third Space" Library Learning Labs
Schadl, Suzanne Michele; Nelson, Molly; Valencia, Kristen S.
Journal of Learning Spaces, v4 n1 p41-52 2015
This article describes the implementation of two inexpensive social learning library laboratories for advanced students in Latin American and Chicana/o studies. Drawing on philosophical literature from these interdisciplinary areas and ethnic studies, these cases present a "third space" option for library learning called "uncommons." This term denotes alternative book-laden spaces for student scholars practicing, rather than studying, their disciplinary crafts. As a "third space," "uncommons" invite advanced students to resist the false dichotomy between technology and tradition and to present their work among peers engaging tangible and audible, as opposed to virtual, creative or academic texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
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