How could education be otherwise Michael Hammond Michael

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How could education be otherwise? Michael Hammond

How could education be otherwise? Michael Hammond

Michael • University of Warwick, UK • Interests in technology, social research and educational

Michael • University of Warwick, UK • Interests in technology, social research and educational change • Go to wordpressmichaelhammond • Education Research the Basics • Michael Hammond and Jerry Wellington, • Pb: 978 -1 -138 -38679 -2 | £ 13. 59

Our starting point • What is the point of education? • What would you

Our starting point • What is the point of education? • What would you like education of the future to be? • Where have your views come from? • How is education for you now?

Purposes of education • Vocational • Liberal • Socialisation into a ‘system’

Purposes of education • Vocational • Liberal • Socialisation into a ‘system’

Some standpoints • • • Neo-liberalism Progressive Liberal Radical Reformist Conservative

Some standpoints • • • Neo-liberalism Progressive Liberal Radical Reformist Conservative

Neoliberal • Let the market decide • In practice market price mechanism is grades

Neoliberal • Let the market decide • In practice market price mechanism is grades and vocational value of degree Example Private education is good for the poor (Tooley and Dixon, 2005)

Conservative • Authority of the teacher • Core knowledge • Example Hirsch ‘The Schools

Conservative • Authority of the teacher • Core knowledge • Example Hirsch ‘The Schools We Need’

Liberal • Autonomy of learner • Intelligent agency • Values as well as skills

Liberal • Autonomy of learner • Intelligent agency • Values as well as skills important Examples John Dewey, J. S. Mill

Progressive • Education as a natural development • Play and exploration encouraged Examples Montessori,

Progressive • Education as a natural development • Play and exploration encouraged Examples Montessori, Froebel

Radical • Key issue is to address power imbalances in society • What happens

Radical • Key issue is to address power imbalances in society • What happens in education must work for change in society Example, Freire + decolonizing pedagogy

Which approach • Do you favour? • Which do we have now? • Where

Which approach • Do you favour? • Which do we have now? • Where are the tensions? • Example Ken Robinson changing paradigms https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=z. DZFc. DGp. L 4 U

How can we go from what we have to where we want to be?

How can we go from what we have to where we want to be? • Evolution or revolution?

Ecologies within education systems • Micro: teachers and students, parents and children • Meso

Ecologies within education systems • Micro: teachers and students, parents and children • Meso (Exo): institutions, support staff • Macro: beyond the institution, policies, debates funding… How do these different levels work in your systems?

If we want to change do we need evidence Types of research First is

If we want to change do we need evidence Types of research First is action research – slides Second is generalised findings Eg the model of systematic review Experimental research Case study

Education research • Ascinece or an art? • Driven by values or by evidence?

Education research • Ascinece or an art? • Driven by values or by evidence? • What kind of research do you want to carry out? • What are the key challenges in education researh?