Wikiversity:Developing Wikiversity through action research/Theories

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Page for outlining and developing theories informing the project Developing Wikiversity through action research. The page is only a skeleton at the moment - please, feel free to add ideas or comments here or on the talk page.

Activity theory[edit source]

w:Activity theory visualises activity as a fundamentally social act - where social structures and artifacts mediate the activity of a group of people.

Communities of practice[edit source]

w:Communities of practice - Etienne Wenger

Collaboration[edit source]

Theories on how we collaborate, why we collaborate, how collaboration works, and what effect collaboration has on the immediate context and society in general

Radical pedagogy[edit source]

Democracy[edit source]

  • Dewey: Democracy and education
  • Chantal Mouffe
  • Ricardo Blaug

Organisational learning[edit source]

There's a lot of such theory that errs on the "management-speak" side - I'll be using this to some extent, but also applying critical angles from within and outside this field.