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Stephen Downes

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The focus of this article is on "stackable" credentials, and I was drawn to it because of the use of the word "banking" in the title, which suggested a commentary based on Friere's critique of the 'banking model' of pedagogy. Maybe the critique applies, maybe not. But I was then struck by this: " Keyona's story of career advancement points to the importance of relationship—her family had a thick, multifaceted relationship with a trusted community partner." In this case, the 'trusted' partner was her bank. And then she ends up working in a bank. And it all seems too... cosy. It's an odd image of a future where we are educated by corporations that we then work for.

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