Open education: Walking a critical path

Cronin, Catherine (2020) Open education: Walking a critical path. In: Open(ing) Education: Theory and Practice. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 9-25. ISBN 978-90-04-42297-1

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This chapter explores justifications for and movements toward critical approaches to open education. While “open” is often framed as an unequivocal good, the deceptively simple term hides a “reef of complexity” (Hodgkinson-Williams & Gray, 2009, p. 114), much of which depends on the particular context within which openness is considered and practiced. Critical approaches to open education consider the nuances of context, focus on issues of participation and power, and encourage moving beyond the binaries of open and closed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: open education critical approaches open educational resources open educational practices
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Dr. Catherine Cronin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 12:39
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 11:38

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