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Rhizomatic pedagogy in higher education

Rhizomatic pedagogy in higher education

Koseoglu, Suzan ORCID: 0000-0002-8918-2714 and Bozkurt, Aras (2023) Rhizomatic pedagogy in higher education. In: Khine, Myint Swe, (ed.) New Directions in Rhizomatic Learning: From Poststructural Thinking to Nomadic Pedagogy. Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, London, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-1003376378; 978-1032453088; 1032453087 (doi:

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Rhizomatic learning doesn't always align with formal higher education structures and processes because of its heavy emphasis on non-linear and community-based approach. In this chapter, we discuss this tension based on our experiences using rhizomatic learning in formal higher education and identify points for pedagogical praxis. We first provide a review of the literature describing rhizomatic learning with an emphasis on applications in open and networked learning. We then present and discuss two cases of rhizomatic learning in British and Turkish higher education institutions. The case studies demonstrate that rhizomatic learning in higher education should be considered in relation to the macro context of the institution, the meso context of the classroom ecology, and the micro context of the individual learner. We particularly highlight the extent to which teachers may need to facilitate rhizomatic learning in formal higher education for inclusive participation. We also argue that the notion of an independent, or individual, nomadic learner enjoying educational freedom is an imaginary construct that needs to be critically analyzed in rhizomatic pedagogy.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: community building; higher education; inclusion; learning subjectives; nomadic learning; non-hierarchical learning; rhizomatic learning; unstructured learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
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