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190025 SE Ethic Challenges in Education (2018W)

Evidence-based education policy and human capital theory: The example of the OECD.

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 09.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 16.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 23.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 30.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 06.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 13.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 20.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 27.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 04.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 11.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 08.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 15.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 22.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 29.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Policy decisions in education need to be legitimate, at least in liberal democracies. Today's 'legitimate'' decision-taking is obviously based on what is called "evidence-based", an idea that bases policy on alleged scientifically proven and statistically ensured evidences. Yet, this close collaboration between policy and research is at the expense of favoring one particular epistemology that gained preeminence during the Cold War and that replaces other epistemologies and runs the risk of weakening democracy by favoring a particular kind of expertocracy.
In the seminar we will reconstruct the success story of this particular kind of collaboration between policy and research by focusing on the OECD and its dominant ideology, the human capital theory. It starts with the anxieties in the Cold War and ends with an analysis of PISA.

Assessment and permitted materials

The well prepared and active participation is mandatory. Two written exercises and a written test (5 to 6 questions) at the end of the semester will sum up to the final grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

55% of the possible points (20) are requisite to pass the class.

Examination topics

Texts discussed during the course.

Reading list

King, Alexander (2006): Let The Cat Turn Round. One Man's Traverse of the Twentieth Century. London: CPTM.
(auf moodle hochgeladen)

Association in the course directory

M4.4

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