Third Place Learning Environments: Perspective Sharing and Perspective Taking


  • Mara Alagic Wichita State University
  • Glyn M. Rimmington
  • Tatiana Orel



Intercultural/ global communication competence, misunderstanding/ disorienting dilemma, role-play simulator, third place learning, perspective taking and perspective sharing.


In this paper we deliberate on intercultural and global communication strategies of perspective sharing and perspective taking, and potential perspective transformation. Consideration to these strategies is given within the two instances of third place learning environments: (a) Role-play simulation environment in which learners develop experiment with strategies for resolving intercultural misconceptions, and (b) a professional virtual learning network that may provide just-in-time support for its members encountering disorienting dilemma. The central purpose of the second environment is actually development of knowledge basis for understanding of Third Place Learning.

Author Biographies

Mara Alagic, Wichita State University

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education Graduate School Assistant Dean

Glyn M. Rimmington

Boeing Distinguished Professor of Global Learning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas 67260-0142, USA

Tatiana Orel

ESL Instructor of the English Language Institute, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada




How to Cite

Alagic, M., Rimmington, G. M., & Orel, T. (2009). Third Place Learning Environments: Perspective Sharing and Perspective Taking. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 2(4), pp. 4–8.