Today, taking the broad view...

Our environment is not sustainable
Our population is not sustainable
Our civilisation is ...
'Sustainability' is not about
money,
it's about the way we wish to
love, live, eat, work, play and learn
together.
If OER is 'unsustainable',
it is a symptom of wider
social practices which are
unsustainable.
If OER is unsustainable,
what are the underlying
social values
which are unsustainable?

Why are they unsustainable?
Is learning unsustainable?

Is sharing unsustainable?

Is teaching unsustainable?
(Open) education is not just
teaching,
sharing,
learning,
content,
production,
consumption;

it's about our social relatio...
The social relations
of teaching,
of sharing,
of learning,
of production,
of consumption.
OER can challenge the
organising principle of
private property and
waged work.
OER can challenge the
organising principle that
defines our current
model of
social relations.
What about the struggle
against the discipline of
waged work?
Open Education:

In, against, beyond

the university
Critical pedagogy
Revolutionary praxis

Student as Producer
Pedagogy of Excess
Teaching in Public
Student as Producer
http://studentasproducer.lincoln.ac.uk/


Mass Intellectuality *
The University as a social form **

 ...
Pedagogy of Excess

“Not students acting as students
but as revealers of a general
crisis,
raising the protest to the leve...
Teaching in Public *

     Students
     as teachers' first public **
     or public
     as teachers' first students?

* ...
ChemistryFM project
●
  OER, content 'Mass Intellectuality'
●
  Students produced key resources
●
  Public as first studen...
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Open Education and Sustainability

  1. 1. Today, taking the broad view... Our environment is not sustainable Our population is not sustainable Our civilisation is not sustainable Our societies are not sustainable Our economy is not sustainable. Our institutions are not sustainable Why should OER be sustainable?
  2. 2. 'Sustainability' is not about money, it's about the way we wish to love, live, eat, work, play and learn together.
  3. 3. If OER is 'unsustainable', it is a symptom of wider social practices which are unsustainable.
  4. 4. If OER is unsustainable, what are the underlying social values which are unsustainable? Why are they unsustainable?
  5. 5. Is learning unsustainable? Is sharing unsustainable? Is teaching unsustainable?
  6. 6. (Open) education is not just teaching, sharing, learning, content, production, consumption; it's about our social relations
  7. 7. The social relations of teaching, of sharing, of learning, of production, of consumption.
  8. 8. OER can challenge the organising principle of private property and waged work.
  9. 9. OER can challenge the organising principle that defines our current model of social relations.
  10. 10. What about the struggle against the discipline of waged work?
  11. 11. Open Education: In, against, beyond the university
  12. 12. Critical pedagogy Revolutionary praxis Student as Producer Pedagogy of Excess Teaching in Public
  13. 13. Student as Producer http://studentasproducer.lincoln.ac.uk/ Mass Intellectuality * The University as a social form ** * http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/1675/ ** http://www.universityofutopia.org/critical-theory
  14. 14. Pedagogy of Excess “Not students acting as students but as revealers of a general crisis, raising the protest to the level of society, in excess of where their student education might have been expected to take them, and us.” * * http://www.universityofutopia.org/critical-theory Also, see Neary & Hagyard, in The Marketisation of Higher Education The Student as Consumer. Routledge. 2010 Forthcoming
  15. 15. Teaching in Public * Students as teachers' first public ** or public as teachers' first students? * http://learninglab.lincoln.ac.uk/wiki/The_HEA/JISC-funded_Chemistry_FM_project:_Opening_Education_and_Teaching_in_Public ** Burawoy, M. (2004) Public Sociologies: Contradictions, Dilemmas, and Possibilities. Social Forces, 82, 4. p. 1603-1618
  16. 16. ChemistryFM project ● OER, content 'Mass Intellectuality' ● Students produced key resources ● Public as first students ● Promote commonism * ** ● Accessible open web publishing *** ● Raise overall literacy of 'open' * http://commons.lincoln.ac.uk ** http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-1/commonism/ *** http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk
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