Digital research as a resource for reimagining Further Education

Smith, Rob and Duckworth, Vicky (2021) Digital research as a resource for reimagining Further Education. In: Navigating through Contemporary World with Adult Education Research and Practice. University of Belgrade, Serbia, pp. 489-504. ISBN 9788680712406

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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: Book Section
27 February 2020Accepted
9 March 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital research, neoliberalism
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Rob Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:02

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