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Education, Schooling, Teaching, etc.

Douma balcony canister in Forensic Architecture's augmented reality

Should universities care about the truth?

Those with responsibility for the strategic direction of universities have a clear choice in this matter. They can embrace the funding and accolades that come from saying things the Government and other funders want to hear; or they can do what most ordinary people think universities are supposed to do.

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John Dewey, by Sterling Bartlett (Source: http://partiallyexaminedlife.com)

Willetts the Conqueror (part 6) – Academic freedom

Today, academic freedom is increasingly under threat from marketisation, in particular as a result of the mutually reinforcing pressures on academics to meet instrumental, neoliberal economic objectives, imposed from above via national-level performance management systems–the TEF, REF and KEF–and from below through local-level, bureaucracy-heavy managerialism.v

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Karl Marx & The Social Sciences

Karl Marx & the social sciences

In this bicentennial year of Karl Marx’s birth, there has been a great deal of celebration of his work and ideas. Many essays appeared in the global media during the first week of this month –Marx was born on May 05, 1818 – emphasized the relevance of his critique of capitalism even today.

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