Category Archives: Higher education

The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out

Read Given our combined expertise in the study of business innovation and working within the university setting, we decided to write The Innovative University to share some ideas about what innovation could make possible in higher education. We wanted to … Continue reading


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La economía como ciencia social

Leer Los planes de estudio en las principales facultades de Economía están siendo revisados. La crisis en las potencias mundiales cuestiona la corriente de pensamiento neoclásica, redefinida ortodoxa o neoliberal, predominante en esa carrera universitaria. La crisis del paradigma neoliberal … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Politics as Failed Sociality: Youth and the Crisis of Higher Education

Read The American public is no longer offered the opportunities, guidance, and modes of education that cultivate the capacities for critical thinking and engaged citizenship. The formative cultures that provide the preconditions for critical thought and agency and are crucial … Continue reading

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UnCollege: a social movement supporting self-directed higher education

UnCollege helps independent learners create their own higher education in the real world, succeed without a college degree, and change the world. In a traditional college setting, individuals easily lose the joy of learning amid lectures and theoretical perspectives. After … Continue reading

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Beyond OER – Shifting Focus from Resources to Practices – The OPAL Report 2011

Read This study presents the findings of a quantitative study on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Higher Education and Adult Learning Institutions. The study is based on the results of an online … Continue reading

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The Youth Crisis: Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere We’ve had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt’s Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a “Second Republic”; in France the youth … Continue reading

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On Thinking Theoretically

On Thinking Theoretically   What do we do as critical social theorists? Defend what we have already created and, if the issue is to reclaim knowledge at the level of society for the social individuals that created it, we must … Continue reading

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Academic capitalism: politics, policies, and the entrepreneurial university

The globalization of the political economy at the end of the twentieth century is destabilizing the traditional patterns of university professional work. One of the major changes that has taken place as a result of globalization is that faculty, who … Continue reading

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Does Critical Pedagogy Work with Privileged Students?

Read The authors examine the limitations of critical pedagogy, as commonly conceptualized in U.S. multicultural and social foundations fields. What the authors have concluded is that there is a definite need to re-invent critical pedagogy for its implementation in the … Continue reading

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Lessons to be Learned from Paulo Freire as Education is being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich Read also : Access, Retention, and Success in Higher Education Around the World Subprime Opportunity: The Unfulfilled Promise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities … Continue reading

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