publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Cultivating social learning spaces at an urban Johannesburg university student residence

Agherdien, Najma;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 Oct 2015
  • Country: South Africa
Ph.D. (Education) This case study investigated the conceptualisation and implementation of social learning spaces (SLS) in a University of Johannesburg student residence. The literature base I drew on included ideas, concepts and constructs associated with learning communities [where the terms ‘SLS’ and ‘learning communities’ (LCs) are often used interchangeably], Wenger’s communities of practice, the First Year Experience (FYE), university student residence life and transformation in higher education. Cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) as provided by Engeström and critical theory served as theoretical frameworks to guide the study. I used CHAT as a theo...
free text keywords: Student residence, Affective education, Social learning
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