ERIC Number: EJ815896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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Sustaining a Non-Dominant Activity in School: Only a Utopia?
Journal of Educational Change, v9 n4 p329-338 Dec 2008
This article examines why an initially successful innovative pedagogical practice was not sustained. The innovative practice was a computer-mediated activity known as Fifth Dimension (5D) within a collaborative project between a university and a local elementary school. The analysis identifies conflicts and transitional actions which prevented participants from continuing the 5D and yet reveal that the 5D had an impact on the participants' dominant activities. The analysis provides grounds for rethinking the sustainability of innovations in school as a process of interplay between dominant and non-dominant activities which includes conflicts and almost unnoticeable transitional actions.
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Elementary Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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