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Wikiworld

Wikiworld

by Juha Suoranta and Tere Vadén

The future of education in today's revolutionary digital world
Wikiworld explores a revolution in the world of education. The way we learn is changing: institutionalised learning is transforming into new forms of critical learning and open collaboration. This book offers a historical and political framework to think about the future of learning and educational media.

The authors provide an overview of the use of new technologies and learning practices, and assess how the changing nature of education can lead to a more socially just future. At the same time, they place their analysis of education within a wider social and economic framework of contemporary capitalism.

Juha Suoranta is is a Finnish social scientist, and public intellectual and Professor of Adult Education at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the author of Wikiworld (Pluto, 2009).

Tere Vaden is Adjunct Professor in Hypermedia and Philosophy at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the author of Wikiworld (Pluto, 2009).

'Provides the kind of theoretical grounding many of us have been missing. The tension between technology and society is presented with reference to Marx, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Marcuse' - Nick Jankowski, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen
Introduction
1. A Critical Paradigm of Education
2. Digital Literacy and Political Economy
3. Radical Monopolies
4. The World Divided in Two
5. Edutopias and Active Citizenship
6. Stages of Freedom: from Social to Socialist Media
Conclusion, or Towards Educational Superabundance
References
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Nov 2009
Paperback ISBN: 9780745328911

208 pages

135mm x 215mm