Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?

By Susan Robertson With the World Education Forum for 2019 just around the corner, I took a quick look at its organising theme: What we should do with what we know: developing educational policy for implementation, impact and exponential success. There’s little doubt that were our knowledge of education systems around the world to be stacked … Continue reading Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?

Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog  ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast  by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention  earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

Diversity in the higher education ecosystem

By Susan Robertson  This is a pre-publication version of an entry in the Sage Encyclopedia of Higher Education Through a Rear-View Mirror Trace the arc of time backwards, and we can see growing and considerable diversity in higher education sectors around the world, particularly over the course of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Take, as … Continue reading Diversity in the higher education ecosystem

Thinking knowledge production without the university

This is a collaborative blog post leading up to the panel Undisciplining: thinking knowledge production without the university at The Sociological Review's annual conference Undisciplining: conversations from the edges, Newcastle, Gateshead, 18-21 June 2018. Introduction Jana Bacevic If it is true that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end … Continue reading Thinking knowledge production without the university

#ResNet: Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements

By Susan Robertson  As the minutes ticked down toward the final boarding call for my late evening train from London to Brussels, I was furiously typing up notes from a research report I had just read on the Trade in Services Agreement, otherwise known as TISA. The young man sitting next to me leaned over … Continue reading #ResNet: Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements

Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?

By Jana Bacevic This Thursday, I was at the Institute of Education in London, at the launch of David Willetts’ new book, A University Education. The book is another contribution to what I argued constitutes a veritable ‘boom’ in writing on the fate and future of higher education; my research is concerned, among other things, with the theoretical … Continue reading Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?