Scopic Systems, Pipes, Models and Transfers in the Global Circulation of Educational Knowledge and Practices
by Noah W. Sobe & Nicole D. Ortegón - 2009
The purported “liquidity” of knowledge is often posed as one of the defining characteristics of the present “age of globalization.” Liquidity describes the present moment as one marked by flows, flexibility and flux, and it also can be invoked to define the here-and-now by suggesting contrasts and departures from earlier historical eras. A statement such as the following: “Knowledge is no longer an immobile solid, it has been liquefied. It is actively moving in all the currents of society itself,” would seem to have tremendous import for the study of education.
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