Transcript of "Linksup Final Conference: Graham Attwell's Keynote"
Web 2.0, Learning 2.0 and Social Inclusion 2.0? Graham Attwell Pontydysgu Budapest, September, 2011
the present education and training systems are unsustainable
72 million: The number of children of primary school age not in school in 2005
Rising demand for education Source: Brandenburg, U., Carr, D., Donauer, S., Berthold, C. (2008) Analysing the Future Market – Target Countries for German HEIs , Working paper No. 107, CHE Centre for Higher Education Development , Gütersloh, German y, p. 13.
Lifelong learning Adult education is a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship, and therefore should be both universal and lifelong. Adult Education Committee of the British Ministry of Reconstruction (1919) Lifelong learning is now a mechanism for exclusion and control. ....it has created new and powerful inequalities. Field (2000: ix-xii)
Ivan Illich Universal education through schooling is not feasible. educational webs ...heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring Schools are not (as commonly perceived) a 'dependent variable' within society. They are the reproductive organ of a consumer society
"Education makes sense because women and men learn that through learning they can make and remake themselves, because women and men are able to take responsibility for themselves as beings capable of knowing — of knowing that they know and knowing that they don't" “ Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously students and teachers” Friere
“ We are being forced to reexamine what constitutes knowledge and are moving from expert developed and sanctioned knowledge to collaborative forms of knowledge construction” Dave Cormier
“ a rhizomatic model of learning in which a community can construct a model of education flexible enough for the way knowledge develops and changes today by producing a map of contextual knowledge.” Dave Cormier
developing new ways of learning with technology