Keyword: society

Summative report: The future of work and implications for education

Rob Wilson

The author is grateful to the Department of Children Families and Schools and to Futurelab in Bristol for their support of the Beyond Current Horizons (BCH)... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, employment, education, technology, society

The schooled society and beyond: the modernizing role of formal education as an institution

David P. Baker

Formal education - schooling from kindergarten well into adulthood at colleges and universities and other higher education institutions - transforms modern society in ways that were unimaginable at... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: school, society, knowledge, education

Knowledge, creativity and communication in education: multimodal design

Gunther Kress & Jeff Bezemer

The focus of this review is on the multimodal design of environments for knowledge construction, creativity and communication. In education, multimodal design refers to the use of different... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, multimedia, design, society, creativity, knowledge, literacy

Summative report: Identity, communities and citizenship

Professor Helen Haste

This Report addresses three overlapping and interlocking domains; identity, community and citizenship. The Challenge will also explore the intersection of identity and community, and identity and... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: community, society, technology, communication, IT

Community and CMC: the virtual absence of online communal being-ness

David Studdert

This paper proposes to examine the close relationship between the social sciences and offline interests (government, business, media, and all general non-CMC communities) as a key to... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, IT, communication, community, society

Young people’s reaction to the feeling of self-inefficacy and the role of technology towards a new kind of citizenship.

Thalia Magioglou

This review paper concerns the issue of citizenship as it applies to young people, especially those who have a sense of inefficacy in the political system. Starting from... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: citizenship, young people, technology, autonomy, community, democracy, society, politics, philosophy

Careers guidance, identity and development

Jenny Bimrose

Equipping individuals with the skills and understanding required to make appropriate career transitions, as well as supporting them on their journeys throughout life, are critical not only for... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, careers, employment, society, deprivation, Lifelong Learning

Educating persons, imaging brains: the potentials of neuroscience for education

John Cromby

Although neuroscience has much to offer education, in recent years its potentials have been somewhat obscured by a climate of unrealistic expectations. Now the ‘neuromyths’ that were prevalent... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: brain, neuroscience, special education, society

Risk as mediation – societal change, self-endangerment and self-education

Michael Schillmeier

The paper picks up the rhetoric of risk as an adequate discourse to reflect upon current modern societal change, self-endangerment and self-education. Linking ideas of Actor-Network-Theory and risk... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: risk, mediation, society, self-education

Blurring the boundaries: connectivity, convergence and communication in the new media ecology

Heather A. Horst

Over the past decade the introduction of networked and digital media has dramatically altered the media ecologies of young people. In North America, Western Europe and East Asia,... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: new media, mobility, connectivity, collaboration, media, technology, society, inequality

Three scenarios for the future – lessons from the sociology of knowledge

Dr Johan Muller, Professor Michael Young

This review draws on social realist approaches in the sociology of knowledge and, in light of them, constructs three scenarios for the future of education in the next... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: Sociology, education, future, society, social change

Identity and disability: a review of the current state and developing trends

Ruth Gwernan-Jones

Currently, disability is primarily viewed from a medical model that sees it as a tragedy resulting from impairment within the disabled person. The social model of disability views... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: disability, identity, society, education, young people

Reworking the web, reworking the world: how web 2.0 is changing our society

Justin Reich

Web 2.0 refers to a suite of technologies that have dramatically lowered the interaction costs of two-way communication over the World Wide Web, which has democratized the production... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: Internet, identity, politics, economics, education, democracy, society, community, citizenship, communication, networks

Virtual disruptions: traditional and new media’s challenges to heteronormativity in education

Aubry D Threlkeld

Schools generally reinforce heteronormative discourses to the degree that queer representations surface primarily through traditional mass media, and new cybermedia sources. In order to inspect possible future... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: sexuality, education, future, media, society, gender, networking, virtual worlds

The civil society project

Olga Ververi

In this paper I examine the CRELL-Network research reports on active citizenship and civic competence. I argue that the specific institution promotes a particular view for citizenship aiming... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: citizenship, society, Europe, neo-liberalism

Identity, community and selfhood: understanding the self in relation to contemporary youth cultures

Sarah Riley

This paper discusses some of the key factors that shape young people’s identity in relation to contemporary youth cultures. It describes a tightening of relationships between identity, leisure... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: young people, culture, neo-liberalism, consumption, leisure, politics, participation, society, individualism

The millennial generation: generation y and the opportunities for a globalised, networked educational system

Elisabeth Kelan, Michael Lehnert

The paper explores the changing educational needs and expectations of Generation Y, people born roughly between 1977 and 2000. The first part of the paper reviews existing research... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, education, generations, economics, society, technology, social change, personal development

Childhood and education: changes and challenges

Dr Nick Lee

The first section of this paper will describe the child-centred social investment thesis developed by Esping Andersen (2002). This thesis has been a strong influence on UK government... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: demography, education, health, welfare, society

The R&D, knowledge, innovation triangle: education and economic performance

Derek Bosworth

While the Lisbon Strategy states that the EU should “… become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: population, knowledge, innovation, society, education, economics, technology

Forms of literacy

Victoria Carrington and Jackie Marsh

In this review, we outline ways in which literacy is changing due to developments in technology, and review the implications for educational institutions in the future. A number... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: literacy, technology, multimedia, design, society, creativity, knowledge

Ethnicity and Social Organisation: Changes and Challenges

Neli Demireva

With the overall British population rapidly ageing, there is a growing realization of the important role that both first and second generation ethnic minorities can play in demographic... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: ethnicity, society, community, demography, population, migration, ageing, employment, family