Fundació Jaume Bofill Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Thinking about future challenges of education in Catalonia

Education, learning and technology in the knowledge society


About the speaker

Manuel Castells

11/03/04 07.30 pm

Research Professor and Chair of the PhD and Research Scientific Commission at the UOC. Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

The speaker analyses the transformation of the educational system around the world, based on the structural changes we are experiencing, which can be explained through a theoretical analysis of what the educational process represents in its multinational manifestation, summarising what the knowledge society is in reality and what is happening to education in this society.

Thus, the lecture highlights the specific role played by information and communication technology in this relationship, in the Catalan sphere, based on the data collected by the UOC's PIC teaching team and taking advantage of this analytical clarification to make certain deductions as to the resulting educational policies.

The speaker analyses the transformation of the educational system around the world, based on the structural changes we are experiencing, which can be explained through a theoretical analysis of what the educational process represents in its multinational manifestation, summarising what the knowledge society is in reality and what is happening to education in this society. Thus, the lecture highlights the specific role played by information and communication technology in this relationship, in the Catalan sphere, based on the data collected by the UOC's PIC teaching team and taking advantage of this analytical clarification to make certain deductions as to the resulting educational policies.


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