The Learning Society

Ireland“In my previous post on ‘Capitalising on Culture, Competing on Difference: Innovation, Learning and Sense of Place in a Globalising Ireland’ I described Finbarr Bradley and James Kennelly’s line on national culture and the public sphere. Now let’s examine their discussion of education. With eye to higher education, the authors argue: ‘Developing such a climate is usually more important than learning rational or quantitative techniques.’ The failure of higher education, in the view of the authors, to foster creativity, flexibility and connectedness is a significant impediment. This view echoes recent comments by Tom Boland CEO of the HEA …” (more)

[Slí Eile, Progressive-Economy@TASC, 9 July]

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