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The University of Google: Education in the [Post] Information Age

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Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curriculum with 'skill development' and 'generic competencies' because knowledge, creativity and originality are too expensive to provide to unmotivated students and parents obsessed with league tables, not learning. Meanwhile the internet offers a glut of information on everything-under-the-sun and we lose the capacity to sift, discard, judge. Brabazon argues that this information fetish has been profoundly damaging to our learning institutions and to the ambitions of students and educators. She projects a defiant and passionate vision of education as a pathway to renewal, where research is based on searching and students are on a journey through knowledge, rather than consumers in the shopping centre of cheap ideas.

The book is in very good+ condition. Clean contents, no annotations or inscriptions.

Item details

Author(s):
Brabazon, Tara
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075467097X
ISBN-13:
9780754670971
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
The University of Google: Education in the [Post] Information Age

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Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curriculum with 'skill development' and 'generic competencies' because knowledge, creativity and originality are too expensive to provide to unmotivated students and parents obsessed with league tables, not learning. Meanwhile the internet offers a glut of information on everything-under-the-sun and we lose the capacity to sift, discard, judge. Brabazon argues that this information fetish has been profoundly damaging to our learning institutions and to the ambitions of students and educators. She projects a defiant and passionate vision of education as a pathway to renewal, where research is based on searching and students are on a journey through knowledge, rather than consumers in the shopping centre of cheap ideas.

The book is in very good+ condition. Clean contents, no annotations or inscriptions.

Author(s):
Brabazon, Tara
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075467097X
ISBN-13:
9780754670971
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
The University of Google: Education in the [Post] Information Age

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