New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2017, issue 153, P77-89 2017 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20223 View full text
Nancy Winfrey

Abstract: This essay explores the concept of cultural commons and provides an illustration of a cultural commons practice from an ethnographic study of a community currency. The following section links cultural commons practices to situated and social cognitive learning theories, and then provides practical application to the higher education classroom.For many people, small-town USA is an ideological form that cannot be quantified, but that circulates in literary, cultural, and political discourses as an authentic Ame…

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