This project highlights cultures influencing learner and academic engagement in their respective practices and highlights the alienating effect of neoliberalism. The research design takes a critical theory approach and makes use of ideology critique within a case-study of a final year socio-political philosophy of education module entitled citizenship, morality and values in education. The data was collected using an original method of collage-elicitation at the start and close of the module; at the close of the module a data was also collected during an audio-recorded focus group. The findings highlight the significant effects of neoliberal cultures (low-standard, managerialism and performativity) on student engagement and alienation (such as risk-aversion and racial security and highlight new for academics as public intellectuals in an idea of the university as a public good. The paper concludes by highlighting possibilities for resistance and hope
|Effective start/end date
|4/05/15 → 30/09/15
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