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Change universities, education and research
Keri Facer reflects on the history, present reality and possible future of universities. She argues that a key task of the university this century is to enable a long term shift to living with a lively planet.
She also points to seemingly ‘alternative’ educational institutions that have been highlighting the shortcomings of the dominant educational mono-cultures, and warn us of an educational system that is overly oriented towards one particular future (of endless growth) and the values of only one sort of (cognitive/Western) knowledge.
For more of Keri’s work on future scenarios and the role of education you can check out:
Facer, K. (2022). Imagination and the Future University: Between Critique and Desire. Critical Times, 5(1), pp. 202–216.
What is your experience of education and educational institutions as sites for potential system change, and in particular addressing climate change?
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