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Page: 872 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

LEARNING AS SOCIAL PRACTICE ONLINE: HOW CAN MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE BE NURTURED ONLINE IN THE SPIRIT OF LEARNING AS SOCIAL PRACTICE?

A. Cramp

The University of Wolverhampton (UNITED KINGDOM)
This paper considers the role and development of meaningful dialogue in digitally mediated learning (DML) in UK higher education for teachers. It argues that more research is vital in the field of meaningful dialogue if we are to avoid the risk that pedagogic values in DML become increasingly driven by market forces toward 'data vending' without sufficient contextualisation of learning as social practice. Three data collection sources are interpreted. The first is the narrativised experiences of a DML development team; the second is some key reflections on the experiences of MA participants on a DML module and the third is a brief analysis of student results and evaluations. The key focus for the paper is how important and challenging it can be to nurture a dialogic academic community online that clearly supports and nurtures the professional development of teachers across the education sector. Using a methodological approach incorporating Ulrich's notion of 'reflective competence' (2006), the paper considers the pitfalls of DML development, arguing that both staff and participant preparation for DML must be at the forefront of such transformations. The paper concludes with a consideration of the vital role in DML of pedagogies which promote emotional engagement and 'kindness'.
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A. Cramp (2013) LEARNING AS SOCIAL PRACTICE ONLINE: HOW CAN MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE BE NURTURED ONLINE IN THE SPIRIT OF LEARNING AS SOCIAL PRACTICE?, ICERI2013 Proceedings, p. 872.
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