Deceptively difficult education: a case for a lifetime of Impact

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Bainbridge, A. 2021. Deceptively difficult education: a case for a lifetime of Impact. in: Phenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation: Back to Education Itself. Oxon Routledge. pp. 215-226
AuthorsBainbridge, A.
Abstract

The suggestion that education might not follow empirical rules of cause and effect is not a stance welcomed in a world where measurable educational outcomes are publicly reported in local, national and global competitive league tables. In England, at least, this process now starts with ‘baseline’ assessments of four to five-year-old children in Reception classes, continuing into higher education when the ‘destination of leavers’ metric is used to report on ‘teaching quality’ measured by employment type and salary. The view of education
offered here rejects this approach, along with other similar neoliberal technologies as acts of anti-educational violence (Bainbridge et al . 2018). I seek
to expose this sham by casting an imaginative hypothetical net far and wide, across space and time, to catch a glimpse of educational processes encountered
from our human ancestral past up to the present. This archeological exploration of the human mind (Lent 2017) offers novel ways of imagining why humans engage in education and what outcomes might emerge from considering anexpansive ecology of human experience.

KeywordsEducation; Assessment; Educational process
Page range215-226
Year2021
Book titlePhenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation: Back to Education Itself.
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationOxon
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Deposited23 Sep 2021
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