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  • Resilience and Open Education

    Martin Weller

    Chapter from the book: Weller, M. 2014. Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory.

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    In previous chapters the victory of the open approach has been considered, as well as the areas that now constitute the battle for open. Chapter 6 argued that the battle for narrative played a significant role in the larger battle, and that it was often dominated by simplistic demands for revolution and disruption. In this chapter, a framework for considering these tensions is proposed, and one which offers an alternative narrative for considering the changes that openness brings to education. Chapter 6 highlighted a paradox for many in the open education movement: how to emphasise the possibilities and potential that openness brings to education without resorting to calls for the wholesale overthrow of the education system itself, which many of those adopting the ‘open’ label deem necessary. The ‘education is broken’ stance demands that change occurs only once complete revolution has

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    Weller, M. 2014. Resilience and Open Education. In: Weller, M, Battle for Open. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bam.i

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    Published on Nov. 28, 2014


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