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 verbal exchange applied sciences, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an realizing of the plurality of areas (such as houses, offices, foreign house and our on-line world) during which studying can occur. The areas of coverage making with recognize to schooling also are being remodeled, clear of conventional centres of coverage formation in the direction of the incorporation of a much broader variety of actors and websites. those adjustments coincide with a extra basic curiosity in house and spatial thought around the social sciences, the place notions of simultaneity and variety exchange extra modernist conceptions of linear growth and improvement via time.

This quantity proffers a special viewpoint at the transformation of schooling within the twenty first century, by means of bringing jointly top researchers in schooling, sociology and geography to handle at once questions of area relating to schooling and studying. This number of essays:

  • examines the altering and numerous areas and ideas of schooling (occurring concurrently at various scales and in numerous components of the realm)
  • explores the place schooling and studying ensue
  • discusses how areas of schooling range at diverse levels (compulsory education, tertiary and better schooling, grownup schooling and office studying)
  • inspects the ways that the meanings connected to schooling and studying switch in several nationwide and nearby contexts.

Changing areas of Education is a crucial and well timed contribution to a growing to be sector of outrage 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 across the world and transnationally. it really is crucial analyzing for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in geography, sociology, schooling and coverage reviews, with an objective, too, of informing coverage and perform during this area.

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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. Indeed, she contends that: when thinking about schooling, it is important to consider not only the material and the symbolic but also the realm of experience. Contradictions in and between perceived and conceived space are experienced passively but they are actually changed in lived space.

Ahrens, J. and Dunne, M. (2011) ‘Reproducing advantage: the perspective of English school leavers on studying abroad’, Globalisation, Societies and Education (Special issue: International/Transnational Spaces of Education), 9, 2: 161–181. Lawn, M. (2006) ‘Soft governance and the learning spaces of Europe’, Comparative European Politics, 4: 272–288. 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.

First, they emphasize the importance of looking beyond the nation-state, and exploring the transnational nature of relationships between places (for example, students’ home and host societies). Second, they foreground the embodied nature of student mobility, arguing that the physical and emotional aspects of this movement are significant – for example, in terms of the racialization of many mobile students and the embodied nature of the cultural capital often accumulated through educational migration.

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