Moving on? Speed, flow and the liquefaction of lifelong learning
Beighton, C. 2016. Moving on? Speed, flow and the liquefaction of lifelong learning. in: Panitsides, E. and Talbot, J. (ed.) Lifelong Learning: Concepts, Benefits and Challenges USA Nova Science Publishers.
|Editors||Panitsides, E. and Talbot, J.|
Lifelong learning is moving on from the recession, and this paper draws on the ideas of speed-theorist Paul Virilio to consider the implications of recent developments as the area recovers from the global downturn. With a focus on change agents I examine new discourses and new expectations in the United Kingdom: no longer concerned with “learning to be” or even “learning to do”, post-austerity, globalized lifelong learning now consists of “learning to move”. To embed this ontology of speed, the language of industrial processes, flow and liquid management presents acceleration in learning as a teleological phenomenon. Recent developments in the UK show how this new order’s search to be unavoidable and unassailable risks limiting lifelong learning to a closed circuit of habitual repetition. With little time left for the creative potential of lifelong learners themselves, should lifelong learning be moving on?
|Keywords||Lifelong learning; Virilio; speed; mobility|
|Book title||Lifelong Learning: Concepts, Benefits and Challenges|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Place of publication||USA|
|Series||Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World|
|31 Mar 2016|
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|Deposited||13 Apr 2016|
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