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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