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Title: New governing experts in education: Self-learning software, policy labs and transactional pedagogies
Authors: Williamson, Ben
Contact Email: ben.williamson@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Fenwick, T
Mangez, E
Ozga, J
Citation: Williamson B (2014) New governing experts in education: Self-learning software, policy labs and transactional pedagogies. In: Fenwick T, Mangez E, Ozga J (ed.). World Yearbook of Education 2014: Governing Knowledge: Comparison, knowledge-based technologies and expertise in the regulation of education. World Yearbook of Education, 2014, London: Routledge, pp. 218-231.
Keywords: governance
policy labs
intermediaries
education policy
algorithms
big data
software
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Routledge
Series/Report no.: World Yearbook of Education, 2014
Abstract: The governance of education is increasingly intertwined with database technologies.This chapter examines the emergence of the ‘public policy lab’ as a new actor ineducational governance with governing expertise in data technologies and techniques. Drawing on a study of the think tank Demos, the social enterprise the Innovation Unit, and Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) in England, the chapter shows how these organizations promote themselves as intermediary governing experts. Utilising new software technologies, they exercise the capacity to diagnose the problems of contemporary schooling, and to activate the competencies of learners as governing resources to solve those problems.
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Published in World Yearbook of Education 2014: Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education by Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of a book chapter published in World Yearbook of Education 2014: Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education, 2014, pp. 218-231. World Yearbook of Education 2014: Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education can be found online at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415828734/
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19494
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Affiliation: Initial Teacher Education

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