Policing the subject: Learning outcomes, managerialism and research in PCET

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This discussion paper examines the links between learning outcomes, managerialism and research into teaching and learning in further/higher education. It constructs a worse case scenario which explores the dangers flowing from a managerialist appropriation of both learning outcomes and research into teaching and learning. It suggests this leads to a technicised practice which limits creative and critical engagement with the curriculum. The paper calls for the development of an engaged and dialogic practice. This worst case scenario enables a consideration of conditions that would facilitate the development of empowering practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-57
Number of pages20
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes


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