TitelOpenness in Education as a Praxis: From Individual Testimonials to Collective Voices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsBozkurt, A, Kerres, M, al., et
JournalOpen Praxis

Why is Openness in Education important, and why is it critically needed at this moment? As manifested in our guiding question, the significance of Openness in Education and its immediate necessity form the heart of this collaborative editorial piece. This rather straightforward, yet nuanced query has sparked this collective endeavour by using individual testimonies, which may also be taken as living narratives, to reveal the value of Openness in Education as a praxis. Such testimonies serve as rich, personal narratives, critical introspections, and experience-based accounts that function as sources of data. The data gleaned from these narratives points to the understanding of Openness in Education as a complex, multilayered concept intricately woven into an array of values. These range from aspects such as sharing, access, flexibility, affordability, enlightenment, barrier-removal, empowerment, care, individual agency, trust, innovation, sustainability, collaboration, co-creation, social justice, equity, transparency, inclusivity, decolonization, democratisation, participation, liberty, and respect for diversity. This editorial, as a product of collective endeavour, invites its readers to independently engage with individual narratives, fostering the creation of unique interpretations. This call stems from the distinctive character of each narrative as they voice individual researchers’ perspectives from


Full List of Authors: Aras Bozkurt, Torunn Gjelsvik, Taskeen Adam, Tutaleni I. Asino, Javiera Atenas, Maha Bali, Constance Blomgren, Melissa Bond, Curtis J. Bonk, Mark Brown, Daniel Burgos, Dianne Conrad, Eamon Costello, Catherine Cronin, Laura Czerniewicz, Maren Deepwell, Markus Deimann, Helen J. DeWaard, Tonia A. Dousay, Martin Ebner, Robert Farrow, Inés Gil-Jaurena, Leo Havemann, Andreia Inamorato, Valerie Irvine, Shironica P. Karunanayaka, Michael Kerres, Sarah Lambert, Kyungmee Lee, Mpine Makoe, Victoria I. Marín, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Sanjaya Mishra, Som Naidu, Fabio Nascimbeni, Mark Nichols, Don Olcott, Jr., Ebba Ossiannilsson, Daniel Otto, Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez, Michael Paskevicius, Verena Roberts, Tooba Saleem, Robert Schuwer, Ramesh C. Sharma, Bonnie Stewart, Christian M. Stracke, Alan Tait, Ahmed Tlili, George Ubachs, Joshua Weidlich, Martin Weller, Junhong Xiao, Olaf Zawacki-Richter

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