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The Everyday Dynamic in Space and Place

  • Po Keung Eric TsangEmail author
  • Margaret Robertson
Chapter
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 30)

Abstract

Global changes of the past decade have signaled a process of reordering of our social structures with associated ecological transitions from traditional spaces and places to evolving landscapes. The new landscapes are simultaneously local and global. Citizens are using technologies that connect with powerful data bases which provide them with unprecedented powers. Used wisely these new found powers can bring about significant improvements to the lives of people living in local communities. Health, education, and work opportunities are recognized indicators of enhanced well-being. The missing element not considered is the narrative needed to facilitate sustainable outcomes. Renewed focus on the everyday lived lives of people locally helps build capacity for the futures we face.

Keywords

Global change Digital technologies Personal power Well-being Futures 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.School of EducationLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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