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Power and Resistance in Informed Learning

Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-78769-062-2, eISBN: 978-1-78769-061-5

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 26 August 2019


Findings – The information practices of the groups developed in different ways depending on a number of factors consistent with informed learning. Students were motivated by achieving high grades, and data reveal that students respond to surveillance from teaching staff and each other by communicating outside of the official discussion board space. This is illuminating because by resisting power in this way students develop new practices that are specifically relevant to their group, and shows how dominant power and resistance to it help develop facets of informed learning.



Webster, L. and Whitworth, A. (2019), "Power and Resistance in Informed Learning", Ranger, K.L. (Ed.) Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 46), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 115-131.



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