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The isolation of distance learning: cultural variations in adult learners' coping strategies (CLMS working paper no 41)

Examines strategies employed by adult students from varying cultural backgrounds to manage the isolation of distance learning. Refers to existing studies and presents the findings of a small-scale empirical study of distance learners around the world. Looks at the impact of culture on learning, and examines isolation, identity and the student-teacher relationship. Finds that students from Asian cultures experience isolation mainly as isolation from teachers, whilst students from European cultures experience isolation as the absence of a typical 'student identity'.

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Author:
Venter, Katharine
Year:
2003
Pages:
26
Ref No:
Y856
Source:
Centre for Labour Market Studies

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