Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Pedagogy of the Open Society


The Pedagogy of the Open Society: Knowledge and the Governance of Higher Education
2012 - 142 pages
Michael A. Peters (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand), Tze-Chang Liu (Graduate Institute of Education, Tunghai University, Taiwan) and David Ondercin (University of Illinois, Champaign, USA).
Sense Publishers
ISBN Paperback: 9789460919657 ($ 19.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789460919664 ($ 99.00)

Social processes and policies that foster openness as an overriding value as evidenced in the growth of open source, open access and open education and their convergences that characterize global knowledge communities that transcend borders of the nation-state. Openness seems also to suggest political transparency and the norms of open inquiry, indeed, even democracy itself as both the basis of the logic of inquiry and the dissemination of its results. Openness is a value and philosophy that also offers us a means for transforming our institutions and our practices. This book examines the interface between learning, pedagogy and economy in terms of the potential of open institutions to transform and revitalize education in the name of the public good.


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