Provocative Education: From Buddhism for Busy People® to Dismal Land®

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610804
Title:
Provocative Education: From Buddhism for Busy People® to Dismal Land®
Authors:
Wall, Tony
Abstract:
In 2015, the OECD reported global investments in expanding and enhancing work-based education to better meet the needs of employers (indeed, the US Department for Labor has just announced its highest ever investment in apprenticeships). Within this ongoing trend towards conceptualising education through an economic lens, what do our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours tell us about how we (unconsciously) conceptualise contemporary education? This presentation experiments with a form of Žižekian ideology critique as a research methodology to examine (and intentionally provoke) how we relate to and engage with education as a student and customer, or teacher and service provider. Two examples of how education is commodified are examined: the "Buddhism for Busy People®" book, and the "Dismal Land®" theme park. Consistent with the research methodology, the presentation seeks to provoke sparks of insight and ideas rather than dictate learning outcomes.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wall, T. (2016) Invited Address: Provocative Education: From Buddhism for Busy People® to Dismal Land®, University of Wyoming College of Education Research Symposium, Laramie, March.
Publisher:
University of Wyoming
Publication Date:
14-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610804
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Sponsors:
This research was supported by the University of Chester's International Research Excellence Awards, supported by the Santander Universities Scheme.
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T13:51:02Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-26T13:51:02Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-14en
dc.identifier.citationWall, T. (2016) Invited Address: Provocative Education: From Buddhism for Busy People® to Dismal Land®, University of Wyoming College of Education Research Symposium, Laramie, March.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/610804en
dc.description.abstractIn 2015, the OECD reported global investments in expanding and enhancing work-based education to better meet the needs of employers (indeed, the US Department for Labor has just announced its highest ever investment in apprenticeships). Within this ongoing trend towards conceptualising education through an economic lens, what do our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours tell us about how we (unconsciously) conceptualise contemporary education? This presentation experiments with a form of Žižekian ideology critique as a research methodology to examine (and intentionally provoke) how we relate to and engage with education as a student and customer, or teacher and service provider. Two examples of how education is commodified are examined: the "Buddhism for Busy People®" book, and the "Dismal Land®" theme park. Consistent with the research methodology, the presentation seeks to provoke sparks of insight and ideas rather than dictate learning outcomes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the University of Chester's International Research Excellence Awards, supported by the Santander Universities Scheme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wyomingen
dc.subjectworkplace learningen
dc.subjectprovocative educationen
dc.titleProvocative Education: From Buddhism for Busy People® to Dismal Land®en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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