Journal article

Spaces of inclusion and belonging: The learning imaginaries of doctoral students in a multi-campus and distance university

Lucila Carvalho, Cristina Garduno Freeman, Alison Kearney, Mandia Mentis, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | AUSTRALASIAN SOC COMPUTERS LEARNING TERTIARY EDUCATION-ASCILITE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Doctoral studies are often described as solitary and challenging endeavors, dependent on candidates' highly developed skills, self-driven nature, and commitment to engage in years of research activity. A range of university initiatives are specially crafted to support higher research degree students, for example, through digital and physical resources, workshops, group gatherings, and others. Our project examines what constitutes significant places for learning and experiences of inclusion amongst doctoral students, and ways of capturing and sharing these experiences with those learning at distance and on university campuses. Our focus is on connections between social values and the built en..

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