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Janus Holst Aaen

Participatory academic communities: a transdisciplinary perspective on participation in education beyond the institution

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Th is article explores community-driven participation in education beyond the institution. By refl ecting on two MA courses at Aarhus University and including educatees’ refl ections in the article, the concept of Participatory Academic Community is developed. Th e article discusses how an evolved understanding of participation in edu-cation can move educatees’ learning beyond institutions through focusing on educatees as researchers, participat-ing in society, building a research community and obtaining academic citizenship. Further, the article discusses how a value-based, vision-driven approach to education and the use of ICT might nurture participation and construction of community within education. Th e article is genuinely transdisciplinary in its approach, apply-ing diff erent theoretical lenses to obtain a more holistic view on participation in education. Th e article creates a prismatic lens, illuminating participation in education from diff erent viewpoints and positions. In conclusion, the article also refl ects on some of the shadowy traits of participation in education when creating participatory academic communities
TidsskriftConjunctions : transdisciplinary journal of cultural participation
Sider (fra-til)1
Antal sider32
StatusUdgivet - 2015


  • uddannelse, Fællesskaber, it og læring, Design thinking, student voice, Participation, value-based educational design

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