Commentary: Creating Hybrid After-School Enrichment Activities

  • Michael Cole University of California, San Diego
  • Robert Lecusay University of California, San Diego
  • Ivan Rosero University of California, San Diego

Abstract

In this commentary we propose a collaborative strategy for the creation of informal learning activities in after-school settings that are also shared sites of learning, research, and development. We briefly trace the history of a research program—"UCLinks"—whose defining feature is a form of collaboration between institutions of higher learning and local community institutions responsible for youth in the afterschool hours. These collaborations thrive only to the degree that "mutual appropriation" can be negotiated between partners, and it is within mutual appropriation that new possibilities for creative cross-generational and cross-cultural informal learning activities are materialized.

Published
2012-05-02
How to Cite
COLE, Michael; LECUSAY, Robert; ROSERO, Ivan. Commentary: Creating Hybrid After-School Enrichment Activities. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 35-43, may 2012. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Commentary-Creating-Hybrid-After-School-Enrichment-Activities>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.