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Durham University

School of Education

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Publication details for Prof Ray Land

Land, R. (2016). Learners and organizations: competing patterns of risk, trust, and responsibility. In Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education: Teaching, learning, and identities. Leišytė, L. & Wilkesmann, U. London New York: Routledge. 151-168.

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This chapter attempts to addresses one of the central concerns of this volume, namely how discernible trends in teaching and learning might change organizational structures and behaviours. The principal research question of this chapter is to consider how shifts towards a corporatist consumer discourse of learning, arising from intensified global competitiveness, combined with a changed tempo of organizational life driven by technological speed, are creating tensions within traditional modes of organization of teaching and learning.