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  • What education means in an era where assessment rules and where big data and key performance indicators are key.
  • In what ways education is now routinely linked to economic progress.
  • Whether the purpose of education has changed in the 21st century.
  • What positive alternatives exist to challenge dominant instrumental thinking? How have these been enacted and how can we learn from them in our own educational thinking?
  • Whether education can be considered as a business or corporate activity?
  • Other visions of education including social justice.

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Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Dec 13 (103 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From University of Exeter via FutureLearn
Instructors Karen Walshe, Alexandra Allan, David Hall
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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Length 4 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Dec 13 (103 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From University of Exeter via FutureLearn
Instructors Karen Walshe, Alexandra Allan, David Hall
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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