Are the changing discourses of lifelong learning and student-centred learning relevant to considerations of the first year experience as foundation?
International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
Utilising tools mainly provided by Foucault this paper explores how “lifelong learning” and “student-centred learning” have developed in neo-liberal times. An exploration of these discourses has particular relevance to the first year experience because their changing emphasis provides insight into how university qualifications are seen as a gateway to improved job prospects rather than valued as an opportunity to develop better educated citizens. I suggest these issues are imperative when considering the first year at university as a foundation year.
Higher education, University, Students, Teaching and education, Tertiary qualifications, Social impacts
Luzeckyj, A., 2009. Are the changing discourses of lifelong learning and student-centred learning relevant to considerations of the first year experience as foundation? In Proceedings of the First Year in Higher Education Conference: Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First Year Experience as Foundation, 2009, 1-10.