Blurring boundaries: exploring the potential for ‘Big Data’ to address inequalities in lifewide learning engagement

Lido, C. , Reid, K. and Osborne, M. (2020) Blurring boundaries: exploring the potential for ‘Big Data’ to address inequalities in lifewide learning engagement. In: Slowey, M., Schuetze, H. G. and Zubrzycki, T. (eds.) Inequality, Innovation and Reform in Higher Education: Challenges of Migration and Ageing Populations. Series: Lifelong learning book series (25). Springer: Cham, pp. 265-283. ISBN 9783030282264 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28227-1_18)

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Abstract

This chapter explores inequalities in the modern urban ‘learning city’ of Glasgow, specifically assessing inclusion in lifelong learning activities and ‘lifewide literacy’ engagement. We define the context, the definitions of lifelong learning and lifewide literacies within the framework of UNESCO’s Learning City model, alongside social theories of educational inclusion and participation. We then offer a case study of how existing accessible ‘open’ data can be used to inform, explore and improve learning engagement in increasingly complex, demanding and evolving urban contexts. In this sense, the chapter seeks to blur methodological boundaries, as well as widen notions of literacy and lifelong learning engagement, thereby offering a holistic view of learning engagement in a modern UK context.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reid, Dr Kate and Osborne, Professor Michael and Lido, Dr Catherine
Authors: Lido, C., Reid, K., and Osborne, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783030282264
Published Online:11 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
First Published:First published in Inequality, Innovation and Reform in Higher Education: Challenges of Migration and Ageing Populations: 265-283
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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