Digital research as a resource for reimagining Further Education

Smith, Rob and Duckworth, Vicky (2020) Digital research as a resource for reimagining Further Education. In: Adult Education Research and Practice: Between the welfare state and neoliberalism, 19 – 22 September, 2019, Department of Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper draws on the project Further Education in England: transforming lives and communities. Data – comprising a series of narratives from learners, teachers, employers and learners’ family members – were video recorded and shared via a project website; an inter-related and multi-faceted digital platform. This catalysed what we describe as virtually enhanced engagement and constituted a ‘thirdspace’ (Soja, 1998) i.e. a space in which further and adult education could be reimagined, through a collective dialogical interaction of practitioners and students as more than the quantitatively–defined abstract space that current policy discourse reifies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date: 27 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital research, neoliberalism
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
Depositing User: Robert Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 10:24
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8831

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