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Globalisation and reflexivity: some challenges for research into quality education mediated by ICTs

conference contribution
posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Terry EvansTerry Evans
Globalisation can be characterised, Giddens (1994) suggests, as a process of 'intensified reflexivity' that creates the conditions for 'a world of clever people'. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are fundamental to globalisation and they have also been incorporated into the new educational technologies deployed by educators to (re)create 'a world of clever people'. Together, education and the ICTs are strong forces for globalisation where both curriculum and pedagogy shape the knowledge and values of the rising generation of 'clever people'. This chapter posits some research issues and questions that might be usefully pursued in transnational collaborative research or are germane to its conduct and contexts. These matters include: the place of ICTs in research work; the challenge of globally inclusive curricula and the impact of English as the global language; and ICTs decentring the research centre.


History

Title of proceedings

Quality education @ a distance : IFIP TC3/WG3.6 Working Conference on Quality Education @ a Distance, February 3-6, 2003, Geelong, Australia

Event

Quality Education a Distance. Working Conference (2003 : Geelong, Victoria)

Pagination

3 - 16

Publisher

Kluwer

Location

Geelong, Australia

Place of publication

Boston, Mass.

Start date

2003-02-03

End date

2003-02-06

ISBN-13

9781402075681

ISBN-10

1402075685

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

G Davies, E Stacey