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ERIC Number: EJ953135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Turning the Tide: A Socio-Critical Model and Framework for Improving Student Success in Open Distance Learning at the University of South Africa
Subotzky, George; Prinsloo, Paul
Distance Education, v32 n2 p177-193 2011
The article presents a socio-critical model and framework for understanding, predicting, and enhancing student success developed at the University of South Africa. An extensive literature review indicated that predominant models from international contact institutions were of partial application in this context. Integrating socio-critical, anthropological, and cultural theoretical perspectives, the model applies the key constructs of "situated agency," "capital," "habitus," "attribution," "locus of control," and "self-efficacy" to both students "and" institutions in understanding success at each step of the student's journey. The model and framework, to be implemented incrementally during 2011, provide useful pointers for open distance learning and other institutions in pursuing greater student success. (Contains 2 figures and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa