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Stephen Downes

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Well this is interesting. "The underlying purpose of Student as Producer is to intellectualise teaching and learning in higher education, challenging the liberal humanist, and increasingly
discredited notion of the neo-liberal university, to confront its own revolutionary intellectual culture and tradition by engaging with critical social theory (McLean 2006)." You have to go through quite a bit to get to this (or you could jut jump to the bottom of page 7 here, skipping the Marx and Vygotsky). Here I thought it was just so they could gain authentic practice in the discipline of their choice so they could gradually develop an expertise over time.

Also worth noting: this is volume 1 number 1 of Learning Exchange, a brand new open access journal based at the University of Westminster. Good initiative; now if only it had an RSS feed. Via Joss Winn and Leigh Blackall.

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