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Title: Absence as opportunity: learning outside the institutional space and time.
Authors: Raddon, Arwen
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006, 30(2), pp.157-167.
Abstract: The apparent absence of learners from the spaces and times of the institution is usually seen as a negative element of distance learning, positioning distance learners as other to the "norm" of the present, on-campus, traditional student. This paper explores the narratives of a group of distance learners, highlighting that these learners primarily see being outside the spaces and times of the university as an opportunity. Rather than creating a sense of otherness, it is regarded as giving a sense of control, allowing space and time in which to take up their studies alongside demanding jobs and caring roles.
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/341
Type: Article
Description: This is the author's final draft. The publisher is Taylor and Francis and their website is http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0309877X.asp
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