Wikiversity:Developing Wikiversity through action research/Theories
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.
- Specifically Engestrom's "expansive learning"
- See also Georgy Shchedrovitsky
Communities of practice[edit source]
w:Communities of practice - Etienne Wenger
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]
- 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.