Obsolete Ideologies for the Knowledge Based Creative Economy: Essential Next Steps for Innovative Classroom Practices

  • Patricia Dawn Altass The University of Prince Edward Island
  • Sean Wiebe The University of Prince Edward Island

Abstract

There is an inherent mismatch between the prevailing individualistic narrative implicit within the 20th century education gospel of higher skills equals better jobs equals a better economy, and the realities of the emerging knowledge based creative economy where precarious, part-time labour persists and outsourcing of employment globally is compounded. Before broad implementation of innovative approaches within classrooms can be realized, underlying ideologies that have shaped and continue to shape education systems and policy must be surfaced and challenged, taking seriously the shifting employment landscape and social context in the enigmatic digital era.

Author Biographies

Patricia Dawn Altass, The University of Prince Edward Island
Senior Research Associate at The University of Prince Edward Island
Sean Wiebe, The University of Prince Edward Island
Associate professor of education at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Published
2017-11-30
Section
Articles