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University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

2011

Academic language and learning

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A New Age In Higher Education Or Just A Little Bit Of History Repeating? : Linking The Past Present And Future Of All In Australia, Alisa Percy Jan 2011

A New Age In Higher Education Or Just A Little Bit Of History Repeating? : Linking The Past Present And Future Of All In Australia, Alisa Percy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

For those relatively new to the field of Academic Language and Learning, the ‘new’ social inclusion agenda may appear as the dawning of a new age in higher education—a revolutionary moment in history where the qualitative transformation of teaching and learning feels imminent. For others, it may feel like ‘a little bit of history repeating’. This paper critically examines the limitations of the agency of ALL in ‘forging new directions’ by considering how the past haunts the present. Using the lens of governmentality (Foucault, 1991; Rose, 1999; Dean, 1999), the paper makes the claim that, given that ALL is ...