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"Opening Higher Education:" Discursive transformations of distance and higher education government


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Title: "Opening Higher Education:" Discursive transformations of distance and higher education government
Other Titles: "Öppna högskolan:" Diskursiva transformationer i styrningen av distansutbildning och högre utbildning
Authors: Bergviken Rensfeldt, Annika
E-mail: annika.bergviken-rensfeldt@gu.se
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Utbildningsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Education
Institution: Department of Education, Communication and Learning ; Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande
Parts of work: Securing higher education expansion: “Non-places,” “Markets” and “Transits” as a contemporary spatial politics (submitted)

Gendered distance education spaces: ”Keeping women in place”? In S. Booth, S. Goodman, & G. Kirkup (Eds.). Gender issues in learning and working with information technology: Social constructs and cultural contexts. Hershey, New York: IGI Global, 2010.

(Information) technologies of the self: Personalization as a mode of subjectivation and knowledge production (submitted)

Flexibel utbildning – ”något annat och mera”? Rumspolitiken i skiftet från distansutbildning till flexibelt lärande [Flexible education – ”something else and different”? The shift from distance education to flexible learning as spatial politics]. In T. Karlsohn (Ed.). Samhälle, teknik och lärande. Stockholm: Carlsson, 2009.
Date of Defence: 2010-11-12
Disputation: Fredagen den 12 november 2010, kl. 14.00, Margaretha Huitfeldts auditorium, Pedagogen, Läroverksgatan 5
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
Gothenburg Studies in Educational sciences
300
Keywords: distance and IT-based education
higher education
policy analysis
governmentality
discourse
bio-politics
space
self-technology
Abstract: This thesis takes as its starting point the 1990s and early 2000s political arguments for a more open and flexible Swedish higher education system. At this time, the issues of accessibility and participation were also brought into the debate by revitalized ideals of distance education. In this study, the aim has been to denaturalize and render discursive shifts visible by examining the assumptions and reasonings of “opening higher education.” The empirical material is Swedish distance and h... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-693-6
ISSN: 0436-1121
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/23742
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Gothenburg Studies in Educational Sciences

 

 

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