Tag Archives: Barnett

EDEV_505 Week 1_4

I think that I understand your position. Let me repeat it here to see if I’ve represented you accurately. Andragogy is based on six principles (Fornaciari & Lund Dean, 2014; six principles are explained in this paper) that, taken together, … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_3

Thanks for responding to my questions. In addition, you offer many more. Please forgive me if I treat them as rhetorical as I’d like to explain why I don’t think Barnett is taking about equity. On reading and re-reading Barnett … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_2

Thanks for your interesting post. Your observation that “there are reasons for changing patterns in higher education” (Bennett, 2016) resonated well with the purpose of this week’s tasks. I read your sentence in two ways, both appropriate, but I wonder … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_2

Thanks for the opportunity to investigate Barnett once more. Barnett is driven by a political agenda; he wishes to retain his particular sense of the meaning of ‘elite’ which he defines as; “‘Higher education’ is essentially a matter of the … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_1

Thanks for your comments and question. I do admit to finding responding to the discussion question’s remit very challenging within 500 words. I agree with you that Barnett in 2004 fails to distinguish between the very different societal roles of … Continue reading

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Module 3 Begins Week 1 Initial Post

Module three studies the environment and the structure of higher education. This fascinating topic can be seen as an exercise in self-knowledge: self as in the individual, or as in the life one leads, or as in the potential choices … Continue reading

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