"This rare archival footage of McLuhan speaking to an ABC journalist on his visit to Australia was recorded on 19 June 1977 in Sydney.
ABC Archive notes: 'Canadian expert on electronic media, Marshall McLuhan, arrives in Australia to address a seminar on Australian radio. He advocates shortening of TV transmission time and better balance between TV, radio and press. McLuhan speaks about the effect of TV on children.'
From other sources we know that he was brought to Australia by Sydney radio station 2SM.
Sadly no record of the interviewer has been kept, though we think she has a New Zealand accent."
(ABC Radio National, Australia)
Fig.1 This rare archival footage of McLuhan speaking to an ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] journalist on his visit to Australia was recorded on 19 June 1977 in Sydney.
"The open source idea is very successful in software development where there is a peer-production process of community-owned 'open source' software. The potential of this approach for education has been indicated (Staring et al, 2005; Dillon & Bacon, 2006) and this study is a qualitative review of education initiatives that embody this approach, leading to a focus group asking what can be learnt from these ideas.
Radical pedagogy is a broad term related to alternative educational approaches including critical pedagogy and popular education, and educational concepts like collaborative and constructivist learning. History and influences range through Foucault, socialism, Freire, de-schooling and anarchism to traveller culture. Major themes are non-alignment, critique of power, non-hierarchical self-organisation, political activism and critical consciousness (Smith 1996; Wright 1989 and others).
The research is evaluating the open source approach as a significant concept in education thinking and identifying pedagogical and e-learning ideas or techniques from such approaches that can be valuable for teaching and learning."
(Brent Cunningham, March 17 2008)
[This extract has been taken from a preliminary abstract posted Brent Cunningham to the Autonomous University of Lancaster forum.]
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McGettigan , T. 1999. What is Radical Pedagogy? Radical Pedagogy 1 (1).
Smith, M. K. 1996. Ideas. Key concepts and theories in informal education, lifelong learning and social action.
Staring, K., Titlestad, O. & Gailis, J. 2005. Educational transformation through open source approaches.
Wright, N., 1989. Assessing radical education. Milton Keynes/Philadelphia: Open University Press.