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Title:Exploring the role of space for school dropouts in the free school
Author(s):Naka, Hajime
Subject(s):School dropouts
Free school
Spatio-temporal factors
Everyday life information seeking
Exploratory research
Abstract:This poster describes the preliminary findings from my initial fieldwork in school dropouts in the free school in Japan centred on a notable theme on three domains associated with their information behavior: the role of physical space in the free school, school dropouts’ information behavior, and their contextual meaning of space and their learning activities. In doing so, the researcher conducted a qualitative exploratory research mainly focusing on a hands-on fieldwork in the free school by observing school dropouts’ interaction in the room on a daily basis. So far the researcher has found that a spatio-temporal factor is associated with some school dropouts’ learning activity. This poster elaborates on the mechanism of school dropouts’ learning process associated with spatial movements in sequential order. This will help researchers, librarians, and school educators understand the characteristics of school dropouts’ learning activity and their contextual meaning of “learning”, “playing” and “consuming”.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Naka, H. (2017). Exploring the Role of Space for School Dropouts in the Free School. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 865-868).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Hajime Naka
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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