Anticipating the near future of Higher Education Teaching

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Instrumentalising narratives developed by corporate ‘ed-tech’ often drive the debate around the ‘future of the university’. These are narratives which, aligning tightly to marketisation, unbundling and other dominant ideological trends, describe a highly technologised, datafied and surveillant future for teaching. This future is often framed as an imperative, leaving university communities with the sense that a future is being designed for them over which they have relatively little control. Drawing on recent thinking in anticipation studies in education, this seminar will share the methods and outcomes of a project (Near Future Teaching) which worked to build a compelling counter-narrative for the future of higher education teaching – one which emphasises collectivity, participation and hope.
Period15 Nov 2021
Event titlePhilosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES) Seminar Series
Event typeSeminar
LocationDenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • digital education
  • futures methods
  • higher education