the process of education
Seeing education as a process lays the foundations for adopting approaches which will remove uncertainty from what happens within education. Part of this is the adoption of learning outcomes. This can be seen as a consequence of a managerialist discourse which seeks control over educational processes. In turn, it is argued that this contributes to education being tamed. In a similar vein, the contemporary discourse of education as a means by which children and young people can reach their potential will also be considered as a way in which the process model of education comes to accepted.
Ideas about the knowledge society will be used to demonstrate the way in which originality and creativity are increasing in importance within a post-industrial economy. This supports the argument that education needs to be wicked in that wickedity is bound up with creativity and originality.
Class 9: information technology