ePortfolios and eGovernment : from technology to the entrepreneurial self
We analyse the electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) in higher education policy and practice. While evangelical accounts of the ePortfolio celebrate its power as a new eLearning technology, we argue that it allows the mutually-reinforcing couple of neoliberalism and the enterprising self to function in ways in which individual difference can be presented, cultured and grown, all the time within a standardised framework which relentlessly polices the limits of the acceptable and unacceptable. We point to the ePortfolio as a practice of (self-) government, arguing that grander policy coalesces out of a halting, experimental set of technological instruments for thinking about how life should be lived.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)|
|Keywords:||ePortfolio, Governmentality, Policy, Neoliberalism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Theory (160806)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 The Authors. Educational Philosophy and Theory Copyright 2012 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||12 Apr 2012 23:11|
|Last Modified:||05 Feb 2013 05:39|
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