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Educational Policy and Open Educational Practice in Australian Higher Education


Stagg, A and Bossu, C, Educational Policy and Open Educational Practice in Australian Higher Education, Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education, Open Book Publishers, P Blessinger and TJ Bliss (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 115-136. ISBN 978-1-78374-280-6 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]


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Copyright 2016 Adrian Stagg and Carina Bossu. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Open Educational Policy has become increasingly the subject of government attention globally, primarily with a focus on reducing educational costs for tax payers. Parallel to, yet rarely convergent with, these initiatives is an espoused sector-wide commitment to broadening participation in higher education, especially for students of low socio-economic backgrounds. Criticism of both open education and social inclusion policy highlights a deficiency in both the metrics used by policy-makers and the maturity of conceptual understanding applied to both notions. This chapter explores the possibilities afforded to social inclusion in universities by open education, and the case for an integrated approach to educational policy that recognizes the impact of a multi-causal foundation on the broader educational ecosystem.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:open education policies in Australia, OEP in Australia, educational policies and OEP
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Stagg, A (Mr Adrian Stagg)
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:113294
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-12-20
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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