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An action research case study of active learning through dialogue, action and structure in self-study distance education packages

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dc.contributor.advisor Fraser, W. J. (William John), 1949- en
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Henrietta en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:45:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:45:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:45:50Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/685
dc.description.abstract Th1s study investigates the terms, dialogue, structure and active learning in Open Distance learning texts in aa constructivist and problem-solving approach. In-text activities are imbedded in selfstudy texts. Their construct is validated against appropriate instructional design and learning theories for active learning. A course team developed, implemented and piloted a Unisa course for mathematics teachers in South Africa. The results describe their professional development through action learning. The Tornado-approach affects teams in organisations. A team used participatory action research and action learning with rich descriptions to document the longitudinal case study of four action research cycles over eight years. Qualitative research involved a literature survey, notes, portfolios, mindmaps, letters, interviews, document analyses, and assessment results. Our action research demonstrates ways to implement a post-modern learning design in an industrialized· institution. The researcher applies action learning in professional development, in team management, and suggests models for successful/unsuccessful teams (tornado-effect). en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 214 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Activities in learning design
dc.subject Participatory action research
dc.subject Qualitative research
dc.subject Case study
dc.subject Mathematics education
dc.subject Constructivist
dc.subject Course teams
dc.subject.ddc 370.715
dc.subject.lcsh Course design and development
dc.subject.lcsh Distance education
dc.subject.lcsh Instructional design
dc.subject.lcsh Action research in education
dc.subject.lcsh Distance education
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum planning
dc.title An action research case study of active learning through dialogue, action and structure in self-study distance education packages en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Didactics) en


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