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Youth culture educational reform and pedagogy

Campbell, James Kennedy 2008, Youth culture educational reform and pedagogy, in ICYR 2008 : Developing a Global Generation : Directions and Challenges, Universiti Kebangsaan, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Title Youth culture educational reform and pedagogy
Author(s) Campbell, James Kennedy
Conference name ICYR '08 Proceedings (2008 : Putrajaya, Malaysia)
Conference location Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Malaysia
Conference dates 16 - 17 December 2008
Title of proceedings ICYR 2008 : Developing a Global Generation : Directions and Challenges
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series International Conference on Youth Research
Publisher Universiti Kebangsaan
Place of publication Putrajaya, Malaysia
Keyword(s) education training
human capital
knowledge economy
cyber communities
Summary The discourse of globalisation and the knowledge economy are now front and centre of the ever changing discourse of youth and youth identity. Educational reform in Malaysian society is seeking to engage the problems of globalization and the need for reform in schooling as a prerequisite for social and economic development. The education of youth is as a critical prerequisite for national advancement and development. The syllogism that structures debate with respect to globalization, youth and education is that reform to teaching technique will lead to improved competencies in students and this in turn will lead to improvements in human capital thus leading to economic and social advancement. Missing from such a simple approach is an understanding of youth culture in its multiple forms as now being productive of capacities, knowledge’s and attitudes that are arguably often far in advance of what is taught in schools. This argues that often the action in terms of cognitive growth, glocalised competencies, collaboration, cross cultural dialogue and innovative creativity are found in youth cyber communities, popular cultural movements often portrayed as problematic or troublesome. Proper educational strategies in Malaysian schooling society require teachers to learn from their students and engage innovative pedagogy not as something to be taught top down in rote fashion, but as something that is genuinely open, interactive and dialogical. This paper will discuss this theoretical issue with specific reference to Malaysian examples and policy initiatives.
Language eng
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Universiti Kebangsaan, Putrajaya
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