[Book Review]: Contextualised Open Educational Practices: Towards Student Agency and Self-Directed Learning, edited by Jako Olivier, Charlene du Toit-Brits, Byron J. Blunt, and Amit Dhakulkar.

Bossu, Carina (2023). [Book Review]: Contextualised Open Educational Practices: Towards Student Agency and Self-Directed Learning, edited by Jako Olivier, Charlene du Toit-Brits, Byron J. Blunt, and Amit Dhakulkar. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 24(4) pp. 270–273.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v24i4.7496

Abstract

The book Contextualised Open Educational Practices: Towards Student Agency and Self-Directed Learning is a valuable resource for anyone interested in enhancing open educational practices (OEP) in various educational settings, in particular in open and distance learning. The book is edited by Jako Olivier, Charlene du Toit-Brits, Byron J. Bunt, and Amit Dhakulkar and was published in 2022 by AOSIS Books in Cape Town. This volume is part of the North-West University (NWU) Self-Directed Learning Series. In it, the authors explore the application of OEP in enhancing students’ agency and self-directed learning (SDL). The book is built on the premise that education needs to be relevant to the learners’ context of learning. The authors argue that OEP provides learners with opportunities to co-create knowledge with their peers, learn at their pace, and leverage multiple sources of knowledge to contextualise their learning experiences. The book follows a unique format, exploring different aspects of the NWU OER Fellowship programme, which supported academic staff at NWU in developing diverse OEP projects and initiatives involving their students.

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