The World In Europe - Europe in the World
As it moves, it morphs: for example, as ideas and institutions, peoples and knowledge move around the world, they change. In comparative education, this is a classical problem and we have a contemporary interpretation of it.
Currently, we have a generalised discourse (globalisation) about the cause of contemporary movements. We have new vocabularies for some of the social processes that may be involved: time-space compression, glocalization, new transnational identities, post-colonialities. We also have some assertions about the educational prospects which must follow from such a cause and such processes - the forthcoming triumphs of e-learning, new forms of knowledge management, better and better skill-formation systems (and so on).
Have such interpretations become soothing banalities? How well are we reading the global? What are our contemporary forms of understanding the proposition: as it moves, it morphs?
This Conference will explore a variety of mobilities and stabilities, and the ways in which we understand them comparatively through our contemporary reading of the global.