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ERIC Number: EJ1065371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2042-7530
Utopia: An Imaginative, Critical and Playful Dialogue on the Meaning and Practice of Contemporary Education
Hayes, Michael T.; Marino, Matthew
E-Learning and Digital Media, v12 n3-4 p327-342 May-Jul 2015
In this article the authors re-examine Sir Thomas More's classic book "Utopia" as a potential source of ideas and concepts for examining, understanding and imagining contemporary education. Too often the concept utopia is used to criticize an idea, perspective or image as offering a simplistic solution to a complex problem, or, at its worst, as a model that all must be forced to accept. In our rereading of "Utopia" we suggest that the book and the concept can be best understood as an imaginative, critical and playful dialogue. When applied to the field of education utopia offers the potential for reimagining how we engage with and conceptualize educational theory and practice.
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Language: English
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