Start date:October 2012
Research Topic:An exploration of the role of online networks on the reconfiguration of home-schooling
Research Supervisor:Professor Sally Power and Dr. Peter Hemming
Supervising school:School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
This thesis aims to explore the place, use and purpose of online networks for home-schooling. Subsidiary to this, it aims to analyse the significance of these technologies for challenging representations of home-schooling and rethinking the relationship between the individual and the collective in education.
The focal research questions will explore:
- What are the representations of home-schooling?
- What is the nature and intended purpose of online networks for home-schooling?
- In what ways are online networks re-appropriated and selectively embedded in aspects of home-schooling?
- In what ways can ‘the social’ be re-theorized from this?