Changing Spaces of Education by Rachel Brooks, Alison Fuller, Johanna Waters

By Rachel Brooks, Alison Fuller, Johanna Waters

In today’s smooth weather, schooling and studying occur in a number of and numerous areas. more and more, those areas are either actual and digital in nature. entry to and use of knowledge and conversation applied sciences, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an figuring out of the plurality of areas (such as houses, offices, overseas area and our on-line world) within which studying can occur. The areas of coverage making with admire to schooling also are being reworked, clear of conventional centres of coverage formation in the direction of the incorporation of a much wider variety of actors and websites. those alterations coincide with a extra normal curiosity in house and spatial idea around the social sciences, the place notions of simultaneity and variety change extra modernist conceptions of linear development and improvement via time.

This quantity proffers a special standpoint at the transformation of schooling within the twenty first century, through bringing jointly major researchers in schooling, sociology and geography to handle at once questions of area with regards to schooling and studying. This selection of essays:

  • examines the altering and various areas and ideas of schooling (occurring at the same time at diverse scales and in numerous components of the area)
  • explores the place schooling and studying occur
  • discusses how areas of schooling differ at varied levels (compulsory education, tertiary and better schooling, grownup schooling and office studying)
  • inspects the ways that the meanings hooked up to schooling and studying swap in several nationwide and neighborhood contexts.

Changing areas of Education is a vital and well timed contribution to a growing to be zone of shock in the social sciences and among practitioners and policy-makers, reflecting an pressing have to comprehend the ways that either schooling and studying are being reconfigured, not only nationally, but in addition the world over and transnationally. it really is crucial examining for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in geography, sociology, schooling and coverage experiences, with an objective, too, of informing coverage and perform during this area.

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Lefebvre, H. (1991) The Production of Space, Oxford: Blackwell. Lewis, N. (2011) ‘Political projects and micro-practices of globalising education: building an international education industry in New Zealand’, Globalisation, Societies and Education (Special issue: International/Transnational Spaces of Education), 9, 2: 225–246.

Representations of space’ or ‘conceived spaces’ refer to the ideological, symbolic and representational practices which make sense of space. They have the potential to reproduce space, working ideologically to legitimate particular practices – or, alternatively, to contest them. ‘Spaces of representation’ or ‘lived spaces’ denote space as it is lived, felt and experienced, imbued with both ideological and political content. Thomson (2007) argues that employing this three-fold view of space allows researchers to explore the tensions inherent in many educational practices.

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