Wikiworld explores a revolution in the world of education. The way we learn is changing: institutionalised learning is transforming into new forms of critical learning and open collaboration. This book offers a historical and political framework to think about the future of learning and educational media. The authors provide an overview of the use of new technologies and learning practices, and assess how the changing nature of education can lead to a more socially just future. At the same time, they place their analysis of education within a wider social and economic framework of contemporary capitalism.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 137.16 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 15 Jan 2010
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- 4 tables
About Juha Suoranta
Juha Suoranta is Professor of Adult Education at the University of Tampere, Finland. Tere Vaden is Adjunct Professor in Hypermedia and Philosophy at the University of Tampere, Finland.
Table of contents
Introduction 1. A Critical Paradigm of Education 2. Digital Literacy and Political Economy 3. Radical Monopolies 4. The World Divided in Two 5. Edutopias and Active Citizenship 6. Stages of Freedom: from Social to Socialist Media Conclusion, or Towards Educational Superabundance References Index
Wikiworld provides the kind of theoretical grounding many of us have been missing ... The tension between technology and society is presented with reference to Marx, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Marcuse ) ... . And the requirement for digital literacy ... is placed within the parameters of Web-based participatory media as exemplified by wikis. -- Nick Jankowski, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen