The activity of learning assistance

Peach, Deborah, Stevenson, John, & Kanes, Clive (2003) The activity of learning assistance. In Enriching learning cultures: Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Australian Academic Press , Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 19-26.

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This paper uses cultural-historical activity to examine the nature of learning assistance, provided in university settings, to assist learners in coping with academic study.

Alternative rival constructions of learning assistance, either as part of an overall university activity system, or as an activity system overlapping with other separate activity systems (e.g. library and faculty) within the university, are outlined. Data from a research study at one university are used to describe the object, tools and tensions in learning assistance; and, together with the history of the service, these are used to suggest that the current situation is one where the objects of the Learning Assistance Unit, the faculty and the library have separated from the object of a university.

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ID Code: 46908
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Learning Assistance, cultural-historical activity theory, activity theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2011 22:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 00:37

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