AbstractThis paper explores a possible future of postdigital education in 2050 using the means of social science fiction. The first part of the paper introduces the shift from 20th century primacy of physics to 21st century primacy of biology with an accent to new postdigital–biodigital reconfigurations and challenges in and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The second part of the paper presents a fictional speech at the graduation ceremony of a fictional military academy in a fictional East Asian country in 2050. This fictional world is marked by global warfare and militarization, and addressed graduates are the first generation of artificially evolved graduates in human history. The third part of the paper interprets the fictional narrative, contextualizes it into educational challenges of today, and argues for a dialogical, humanistic conception of new postdigital education in a biotech future.
CitationJandrić, P. and Hayes, S. (2021) Postdigital education in a biotech future. Policy Futures in Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/14782103211049915
JournalPolicy Futures in Education
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by SAGE in Policy Futures in Education on 08/10/2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/14782103211049915 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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