23 SES 12 B, Radical Social Theory for Radical Times: Putting Theory to Work in Educational Research II
Symposium, Part 2
This paper draws on Negt’s (2010) ideas of political education. It considers the potential of this critical educational theory for explaining ongoing transformations in education policy; and how practical politics of education could be informed by his approach. Building on previous research (Seddon, Henriksson, Niemeyer 2009; Devos et. al forthcoming) on the reconfiguration of teaching/learning in global-local work-related settings, the concept of educational boundary work – developed from a transnational and transdisciplinary collection of case studies – will be introduced. Patterns of coordination and joined-up governance are disrupting established occupational boundaries and creating new boundary zones in which inter- and intra-professional relations are being negotiated. Work practices, established expertise, professional knowledge and networks, occupational jurisdiction and mandate, and career horizons are all challenged. These reconfigurations, along with the growing importance of informal and individualised learning, challenge normative orientations and educational theories. They pose questions about the political dimensions of learning: how can education (Bildung) be theorized in a way that allows for subjective agency and an individual politics of learning? How could boundary work be conceptualised as a space for education (Bildungsraum)? How then should professional education be theorized to allow for boundary work in spaces of (political) orientation?
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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