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ERIC Number: EJ917359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Revisiting "How We Learn" in Academia: Practice-Based Learning Exchanges in Three Australian Universities
Hodge, Paul; Wright, Sarah; Barraket, Jo; Scott, Marcelle; Melville, Rose; Richardson, Sarah
Studies in Higher Education, v36 n2 p167-183 Mar 2011
Ideas of "how we learn" in formal academic settings have changed markedly in recent decades. The primary position that universities once held on shaping what constitutes learning has come into question from a range of experience-led and situated learning models. Drawing on findings from a study conducted across three Australian universities, the article focuses on the multifarious learning experiences indicative of practice-based learning exchanges such as student placements. Building on both experiential and situated learning theories, the authors found that students can experience transformative and emotional elucidations of learning, that can challenge tacit assumptions and transform the ways they understand the world. It was found that all participants (hosts, students, academics) both teach and learn in these educative scenarios and that, contrary to common (mis)perceptions that academics live in "ivory towers," they play a crucial role in contributing to learning that takes place in the so-called "real world." (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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