Beyond the curriculum: How the Overtime project prepares students for life and work in liquid modern times

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Abstract

The Overtime project is an initiative which aims to help prepare students for life and
work in an uncertain world. It is a web-based VLE owned and operated by the students
on the BA (Hons) Sport Journalism course at the University of Brighton. On the
surface, the website is vocationally beneficial by facilitating journalism practice in a
trusted environment, while improving employability in acting as a showcase to prospective
employers. However, the Overtime project also operates at a deeper educational
level in its empowering of students and existence within a troublesome space
between curricular and extra-curricular. This paper discusses the pedagogical theory
and concepts behind the project before outlining its implementation. It concludes by
arguing that the Overtime project offers a resistant model to the neo-liberalism and
marketisation of UK universities by occupying a position more in tune with the needs
and trajectory of a liquid modern society and knowledge economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible Futures
Subtitle of host publicationArticles from the Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, University of Brighton
EditorsGina Wisker, Lynda Marshall, Sue Greener, John Canning
Place of PublicationBrighton
PublisherUniversiy of Brighton
Pages94-100
ISBN (Print)9781910172018
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • journalism
  • pedagogy
  • liquid modernity

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