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ERIC Number: EJ953015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Flexible Learning: A Luddite View
Baggaley, Jon
Distance Education, v32 n3 p457-462 2011
This article reflects on the flexible learning concept through the eyes of the 19th-century industrial activists known as the Luddites. During a period of economic uncertainty, the Luddite perspective provides a sensitive justification for a change-free educational environment, and for a backlash in favour of "inflexible learning" (IL). The article outlines institutional strategies for encouraging IL in the face of flexibility, including a five-step intervention programme helping teachers to resist flexible tendencies in their work, and to return to the naturally inflexible state of many of their colleagues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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