Contextualised open educational practices: Towards student agency and self-directed learning
Jako Olivier, Mahikeng, South Africa.
Charlene du Toit-Brits, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Byron J. Bunt, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Amit Dhakulkar, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Copyright Year: 2022
ISBN 13: 9781779952653
Publisher: AOSIS Publishing
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Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Open educational practices for self-directed learning: An open educational resources fellowship as a case study
- Chapter 2: Multilingual digital education for social justice through localised self-directed open educational practices in South Africa
- Chapter 3: What open educational resources’ incorporation in education might contribute including implications for self-directed learning
- Chapter 4: Multilingual philosophy glossaries: Steps towards socially just pedagogical praxis
- Chapter 5: Designing an open educational resource as part of a technology-enhanced practice environment developing the oral interactional competence of beginner language learners
- Chapter 6: Decolonising the journalism curriculum through co-creating an OER textbook with students
- Chapter 7: Stories students tell about their learning experiences creating open educational resources in a music education module
- Chapter 8: Second-year health students’ perspectives on developing open educational resources
- Chapter 9: An open educational resource as a tool to create awareness around infectious diseases: A focus on the human immunodeficiency virus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Chapter 10: How decolonial practices can assist with researching open educational resources and developing open legal pedagogies from a South African perspective
About the Book
This book covers original research on the implementation of open educational practices through the use of open educational resources at the university level. The emphasis on open education in this book is on contextualising resources, supporting student agency and fostering self-directed learning specifically within a South African milieu. The envisaged chapters cover conceptual and review research and empirical work focussing on open educational practices and the use of renewable assessments. The work starts off with an overview of an institutional-wide open education project that prompted the research followed by research on open education in terms of various modules in the health science, music education, law, philosophy, dietetics, anthropology, French language learning, journalism and political science. There is a clear gap in the literature on open education in terms of open educational practices, specifically in terms of contextualising resources, supporting student agency and fostering self-directed learning in a South African context. Despite the existence of some general works on open education in terms of policy, social justice and open textbooks, this book will be unique in exploring the intersections of openness, specifically with contextualisation, student agency and self-directedness.
About the Contributors
Jako Olivier, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, Faculty of Education, NorthWest University, Mahikeng, South Africa.
Charlene du Toit-Brits, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, Faculty of Education, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Byron J. Bunt, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, Faculty of Education, NorthWest University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.
Amit Dhakulkar, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, Faculty of Education, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.