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ERIC Number: EJ789836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Community, Self and Identity: Participatory Action Research and the Creation of a Virtual Community across Two South African Universities
Rohleder, Paul; Swartz, Leslie; Bozalek, Vivienne; Carolissen, Ronelle; Leibowitz, Brenda
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n2 p131-143 Apr 2008
Fourth year students in psychology and social work from two South African universities worked together across boundaries of race and class in a course which required them to engage in a personal reflexive way with issues of community and identity. A combination of face-to-face workshops and online tutorial groups was used. The course was demanding of both staff and students, but preliminary analysis suggests that the creation of virtual communities may be of benefit in assisting students in their preparation for the challenges of working in a diverse and unequal society. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa