International learning communities: learning on the threshold of cultures

Spiegel, Dania Anthea (2017) International learning communities: learning on the threshold of cultures. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This research is concerned with the interrelation of the social and cultural world and its significance for learning and development. A hermeneutic inquiry into the experiences of the participants of an international cohort is made. In seven semi-structured in-depth interviews the participants of the joint master’s degree in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies are questioned about their sociocultural experiences. The theory considers the structures of modern cultures and the specifics of the community of learners and puts them into relation. It seems that community building and cultural meaning-making are reciprocally connected and encourage each other. In that fragile construct a transient liminal phase of creating a new transcultural culture has been detected. This phase seems to hold significant opportunities for the individual’s sociocultural learning and development.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, 2017.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 16:24
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 18:37
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3941

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