Cultural Constructs in Teaching and Learning
In our 2 year study, we compared student narratives about their learning and experiences in collegiate learning environments with this model and eight cultural construct continua emerged. This chapter includes a visual, working model of eight cultural constructs as well as interpretations and illustrative student narratives of ways each construct manifests in web-based collegiate teaching and learning.
KeywordsOnline Learning American Student Online Discussion Hispanic Student Class Session
The Authors would like to thank Felisha Herrera for her work and insights on early versions of the Cultural Constructs Model.
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