How Well Do You Get Along With Your Robot? (2015)

Automation and our jobless futures SOHAIL INAYATULLAH   THE CHALLENGING FORECAST A recent report by the Foundation for Young Australian provides three dramatic forecasts. These are: [i] 44 per cent of jobs will be automated in the next 10 years 60 per cent of students are chasing careers that won’t exist Young people will have […]

A Review of Ivana Milojević’s Educational Futures (2006)

By Marcus Anthony The West, The East and Milojevic’s Educational Futures  The purpose of this paper is to critically review Milojevic’s Educational Futures. Firstly I outline the contents of the text and some of its strengths and weaknesses. Secondly I take to task some of the features of the text that represent typically problematic aspects […]

The Futures of the University: Wikipedia Uni, Core-periphery Reversed, Incremental Managerialism or Bliss for All? (2011)

By Sohail Inayatullah   ABSTRACT This article explores the alternative futures of the university. After a review of critical drivers identified a decade ago in the book, the University in Transformation, three scenarios are presented. They are: Wikipedia Uni; Core-Periphery reversed and Incremental managerialism. In this last scenario, three zones of change are discussed: (1) […]

Alternative Educational Futures: Pedagogies for Emerging Worlds (Book Info, 2008)

Edited by Marcus Bussey, Sohail Inayatullah & Ivana Milojević Sense Publishers, Rotterdam Non-fiction/Academic | ISBN Paperback: 978-90-8790-511-8 | ISBN Hardcover: 9789087905125 | ISBN E-Book: 9789087905132 | 2008 | 324pp Available from: www.sensepublishers.com Alternative Educational Futures brings together theoretical and practical work in a challenge to mainstream thinking on the practice and purpose of education. The […]

Images and Trends in Tension: The Alternative Futures of the University (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah[1] Professor Tamkang University, Taiwan and Sunshine Coast University, Australia www.metafuture.org   The university is undergoing dramatic transformations. These include challenges to the traditional image of the university as organized by a community of scholars as well as trends increasing demands on the university. While there are likely to be some continuities – […]

Seven Hypothesis and Doorways to a Knowledge Economy (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah SEVEN HYPOTHESIS AND DOORWAYS TO A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Speech, July 11, 2006 Creating a Knowledge Economy for the Sunshine Coast   The image of the future and the learning community The Sunshine coast currently stands between different images of the future. The first is the traditional, small scale, strong community, fishing village. […]

Educational Futures: Dominant and Contesting Visions (Book Info, 2005)

Authored by Ivana Milojević Routledge, London and New York August 2005 “There is no doubt that this is a valuable contribution to knowledge. It is substantive, original, painstakingly researched and wide-ranging book that covers a number of very broad areas. It is, however, well structured and a pleasure to read. It is clearly and convincingly […]

Youth Futures (Book Info, 2002)

Youth Futures: Comparative Research and Transformative Visions Edited by Jennifer Gidley and Sohail Inayatullah Praeger Publishers. Westport, Conn. September, 2002. ISBN 0-275-97414-6. C7414 Contributing Authors: Bilal Aslam, Paul Brunstad, Sandra Burchsted, Marcus Bussey, Richard Eckersley, Riane Eisler, Michael Guanco, Shane Hart, Sabina Head, Eva Hideg, Cathie Holden, Raina Hunter, Francis Hutchinson, Seth Itzkan, Cole Jackson, […]

Corporate, Technological, Epistemic and Democratic Challenges: Mapping the Political Economy of University Futures (2001)

Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Taiwan and Sunshine Coast University, Australia. www.metafuture.org   Trends of changing student expectations (access to global systems of knowledge, including transparency and international accreditation), the internet (virtual education, moving from campus center to person centered, and far more customized, individually tailored), global corporatization (reduced state funding for universities and the […]

The University in Transformation (Book Info, 2000)

The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University Edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Jennifer Gidley Bergin & Garvey. Westport, Conn. 2000. 280 pages LC 99-16061. ISBN 0-89789-718-8. H718   Contributing Authors: Tom Abeles, Marcus Bussey, James Dator, James Grant, Anne Hickling-Hudson, Greg Hearn, Patricia Kelly, Peter Manicas, Ivana Milojevic, Shahrzad Mojab, […]