Exploring the function of online narratives to develop critical thinking and localisation of knowledge in an international science program

Marianne Hicks, Melissa Tham, Rowan Brookes

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e-learning practitioners have long recognised the benefits of using online training to achieve knowledge transfer, less is understood about facilitating the sharing of values, attitudes, critical thinking, and localisation using online platforms. In this article an online learning platform in the context of an international scientific program was evaluated. The platform uses a narrative approach to convey stories with the explicit aim of developing critical thinking and localisation. The platform embeds formative assessment within the stories to transfer the tacit understandings of the program to project site staff. Some of the challenges this approach encounters, particularly with regard to the expression of localisation was explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-709
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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