Tag Archives: group learning

Emerging from the Melbourne Lockdown

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time … Macbeth and Melbourne have much in common. It’s been a tough few months in this city of about five million possible COVID-19 cases. Locked down with a curfew (8 pm-5 pm), a 5km […]

Full Citation Information:
Beckett, D. (2020). Emerging from the Melbourne Lockdown. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/emerging-from-the-melbourne-lockdown/

David Beckett

David Beckett is an independent scholar and until 2017 was a Professor of Education at The University of Melbourne.

Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Photo by Iliya Jokic on Unsplash

The Wild Boars Rescue and Group Learning

Currently, education systems overwhelmingly convey the powerful message that learning is essentially an individual phenomenon. Teaching, assessment and certification practices almost invariably centre on learners as individuals. Compulsory formal education (that is, schooling up to mid-adolescence) promotes the near-universal ‘common sense’ but unquestioned assumption that learning resides in individuals. This assumption follows through into vocational and […]

Paul Hager

Paul is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Technology Sydney. He is a fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. His latest book is The Emergence of Complexity: Rethinking Education as a Social Science (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019), with David Beckett.

Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Rescue equipment in Tham Luang entrance chamber. NBT, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons