Designing Institutions for Open Education in Society

Motivation

This project focuses on the role and purpose of educational institutions in the 21st Century. The commodification of education in the last century has resulted in preparing people for the market rather than creating ‘educated persons’ able to realize their full potential and take a proactive role as educated citizens. By focusing on educational institutions we explore, examine and identify educational designs to open up education in society.             

Objectives

  • To identify components for connecting educational institutions and embedding them within society.
  • To identify and construct links between student learning and society
  • To identify and establish new ways of designing student learning

Research questions

  • What is the role and purpose of educational citizenship in society?
  • What is the role and purpose of educational institutions at present and for the future?
  • How are spaces and places created in educational institutions currently and for the future?
  • What characterises/defines educational institutions at present and for the future?
  • What are the virtues and values of educational institutions at present and for the future?

Participants

Publications