The University of Utopia

Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2016) The University of Utopia. Post-16 Educator (84). pp. 13-15. ISSN .

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What follows is a series of short letters written by a student from the University of Utopia. Although a fictional account, the letters are written with the conviction that we are actually living in a state of abundance, rather than the scarcity imposed by the market economy and that global social needs can be met by our existing capacity to co-operate with one-another rather than compete. The five letters are based on our joint research and practice of co-operative higher education which we have been undertaking since 2010. They do not reflect the breadth of the research but instead offer one imaginary account that we are hopeful for and working on. A recently completed project brought together many people to produce a practical and theoretical framework for co-operative higher education, features of which we have tried to embed in the epistolary form that follows. We invite you to also read a recent paper that we have written which discusses our ongoing research in more detail.

Keywords:co-operative university, Utopia, letters, Student as Producer, Higher Education
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:23519
Deposited On:18 Jul 2016 11:45

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