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Education is not just about getting a job
Knowledge for its own sake seems to have lost its currency in a world where “outcomes” have become the goal of tertiary education.
But education without a necessary career goal should be valued, which is why on May 1, the Melbourne Free University, co-founded by Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, Gerhard Hoffstaedter and myself, was inaugurated after a year of planning.
Although the attendance was not yet enough to call it a ground-breaking experiment, the discussions had were illuminating and convinced us we were on the right track. Common beliefs have brought us together to try to offer an alternative to an increasingly “outcome-oriented” form of education [read more here]
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