A Deweyan experience economy for higher education : The case of the Australian Indie 100 Music Event

Graham, Philip W., Dezuanni, Michael L., Arthurs, Andy, & Hearn, Gregory N. (2015) A Deweyan experience economy for higher education : The case of the Australian Indie 100 Music Event. Cultural Politics, 11(1), pp. 111-124.

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In this essay we argue that a Deweyan experience economy will best support the higher education (HE) sector in the future, and we draw a contrast between that economy and the sector’s current focus on informational concerns, as expressed by the recent rush to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other mass online informational offerings. We base our argument on current developments in music education and music technology that we see as being preemptive of wider trends. We use examples from a three-year study of online and offline music pedagogies and outline a four-year experiment in developing a pedagogical experience economy to illustrate a theoretical position informed by John Dewey’s theory of experience,Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus and capital, and recent work in economic geography on epistemic communities. We argue further that the future of the HE sector is local rather than global, experiential rather than informational, and that therefore a continued informational approach to the future of HE risks undermining the sector.

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ID Code: 85126
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Experiential Learning, Music Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Economy, MOOCs, HERN
DOI: 10.1215/17432197-2842457
ISSN: 1751-7435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Duke University Press
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2015 03:13
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 03:30

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