Changing spaces of education: new perspectives on the nature of learning

R Brooks (Editor), A Fuller (Editor), Johanna Waters

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In today’s modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an understanding of the plurality of spaces (such as homes, workplaces, international space and cyberspace) in which learning can take place. The spaces of policy making with respect to education are also being transformed, away from traditional centres of policy formation towards the incorporation of a wider range of actors and sites. These changes coincide with a more general interest in space and spatial theory across the social sciences, where notions of simultaneity and diversity replace more modernist conceptions of linear progress and development through time.

This volume proffers a unique perspective on the transformation of education in the 21st century, by bringing together leading researchers in education, sociology and geography to address directly questions of space in relation to education and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages280
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-12756-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-67221-4, 978-0-415-67222-1
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2012


  • Education Policy & Politics, Higher Education, Sociology of Education, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Social Policy, ICT, Social Geography


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