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School's over - Learning spaces in Europe in 2020: an imagining exercise on the future of learning

Funded under: FP7-SSH

Abstract

This report uses a rigorous imagining approach to develop an alternative way of organizing learning in Europe whereby the traditional school system no longer plays a significant role. This study shows that, on the basis of phenomena already present in Europe today, it is possible to invent a discontinuous model of how people learn and how what they learn is used in everyday life. At the core of this model is a carefully elaborated idea of learning spaces that encompass new ways of ensuring that people have the capacity to control, direct, share and deepen their knowledge throughout their lives. These multi-dimensional learning spaces are imagined as operating in a systemically different economic and social context. One where non-technocratic, non-hierarchical learning is central to the production of local well-being and community based identity. "School's Over" is meant to challenge both the functional and organizational assumptions that currently dominate, often implicitly, the choices being made today.

Additional information

Authors: MILLER R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SHAPIRO H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);HILDING-HAMANN KE, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23532 EN (2008), 108 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Catalogue Number LF-NA-23532-EN-C The PDF version can be from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-10053-6
Record Number: 200910402 / Last updated on: 2009-10-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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