The report has tried to address the following questions: what happens when new subjectivities (embodying linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity) or new digital machines (embodying behaviours that sometimes disturb the existing hierarchisations of the school) operate within established educational institutions in a period of acute economic crisis? Which are the institutional strategies adopted for dealing with these invasions? How are the invaders (migrant students) affected by these strategies and what type of tactics do they pursue in order to contest them? What is the role of digital machines in the production of relations of tension between normalisation and contestation? What are the gender dynamics produced in the context of these tensions?
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Tha aim of our research will be to:
- To undertake research on education and knowledge production in official and unofficial digital networks focusing on the ability of migrants to access and contribute to on line practices as dynamic social actors (i.e. educators, students, and researchers) and not solely as objects of research.
- To identify the extent to which official and unofficial digital spaces of education and knowledge production produce and reinforce gendered and ethnocentric representations and stereotypes.
- To explore alternative theoretical and policy frameworks for an understanding of digital education and knowledge production, where alternative forms of education and knowledge are produced through the use of digital means.