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Borderland spaces for learning partnership: opportunities, benefits and challenges.

Hill, J., Thomas, G, Diaz, A. and Simm, D, 2016. Borderland spaces for learning partnership: opportunities, benefits and challenges. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40 (3), 375- 393.

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DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2016.1144728


© 2016 Taylor & Francis This paper uses case studies and secondary literature to critically examine how learning spaces inhabited by geographers might be used productively as borderland spaces for learning partnership. Borderland spaces are novel, challenging, permissive and liminal, destabilizing traditional power hierarchies. In these spaces, students gain confidence in accepting agency in learning, moving towards critical thinking and reflective judgement, thereby developing self-authorship. They acquire new knowledge, skills and facets to their identity. They also feel anxiety as they take on new roles and adopt a partnership ethos. Faculty must guide students to support their successful navigation into and out of borderland spaces.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:learning space: borderland: learning partnership; self-authorship; fieldwork; social media; peer assisted learning; student research
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23439
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 Apr 2016 11:31
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:55


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