Howard-Wagner, D., Kutay, C., Riley, L. & Mooney, J. (2012). Decolonising sociology curriculum: Using an online immersive learning environment to deliver cross-cultural training. A. Boom, L. Cheshire. 1-9. Australia: The Australian Sociological Association. Retrieved from http://www.tasa.org.au/uploads/2012/11/Howard-Wagner-Deidre-Kutay-Cat-Riley-Lynette-Mooney-Janet1.pdf
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the learning environment where the thematic focus is on relationships and interaction, and how immersive learning and narrative teaching styles work together within a social constructivist approach to deliver this outcome. Prior to discussing how both a social constructivist immersive learning environment achieves such outcomes, the paper will describe the online workshop design in the context of decolonizing mainstream pedagogies.
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