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Real stakeholder education? Lifelong learning in the Buffyverse

Jarvis, Christine (2005) Real stakeholder education? Lifelong learning in the Buffyverse. Studies in the Education of Adults, 37 (1). pp. 31-46. ISSN 0266-0830

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This article examines the representation of lifelong learning in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS). Critics acknowledge the series' representation of school life, but pay less attention to its emphasis on self-directed adult learning. The article draws on the extensive range of academic BtVS writing and on relevant educational theory concerned with radical adult education, lifelong and workplace learning to support its argument that the series presents institutional learning for adults as destructive and suspect in motivation. Self-directed and dialogical education, on the other hand, is shown to be painful and potentially dangerous, but essential for survival as a human being. This US series has an international audience and this article is written from the perspective of a UK adult educator.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 45 (Education)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
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