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Edge school: a speculative design fiction

Costello, Eamon orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2775-6006 and Grime, Prajakta orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2612-5122 (2022) Edge school: a speculative design fiction. Postdigital Science and Education, 5 . pp. 571-574. ISSN 2524-4868

This short piece makes no major contentions, offers no proofs, presents no evidence and advances no arguments. There is no “learning outcome” for the reader who is simply invited to read with no strings attached. What follows is a short story of a teacher (who is also a student) in an imagined higher education future. Whilst this future alludes to education at scale, unbundled and unchecked, there are also hatches opened onto deschooling, rewilding and personal growth. The approach employed is design fiction, a form of speculative inquiry that has been the focus of much attention of late in educational research and scholarship (Houlden & Veletsianos 2002; Ross 2022; Suoranta et al 2022). Such approaches are useful to explore not just new ideas but indeed the forms in which we express them. They may allow us to stray a little further than we normally would. We may end up on the edge of something, transitioning between one thing and another, feeling confused about what our true purpose was. Or, as we wander out to the cusp, we may suddenly come across something growing there, something deeply connective, rising up as it always does, from the very ground of our being.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Design fiction; Speculative design; Educational futures; Educational rewilding; Social Science Fiction; Critical EdTech; Education Fiction
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of STEM Education, Innovation, & Global Studies
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-022-00368-3
Copyright Information:© 2022 Springer.
ID Code:29676
Deposited On:08 Mar 2024 12:07 by Melissa Lynch . Last Modified 08 Mar 2024 12:07

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