Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 3)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. From Grammars to Vocabularies of Enterprise: As we discussed in previous posts (part 1 and part 2), we have proposed the metaphor of grammar of enterprise (Carbajo and Kelly 2019) to better understand the usage rules, the norms and regulations that are behind the contemporary imperative (aimed not only at …

Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 2)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. The EU and The Foundation for Young Australians. In this second contribution of the series of blog posts around the notion of Global Grammars of Enterprise, we will address two significant and parallel institutional processes that have taken place both in Australia and Europe. The analysis of these two …

Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 1)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. The COVID-19 Crisis as an "event horizon" The concept of an ‘event horizon’ comes from astrophysics, but has travelled, ‘metaphorically’, into more popular usage. In astrophysics an event horizon describes that time, that point, at which matter enters a black-hole: The event horizon of a black hole is linked …

COVID-19, Climate Change and Young People’s Futures: Views from Europe

Like their Australian counterparts, young people in Europe entering the world of work faced a job market characterized by underemployment, casualization, and wage stagnation even before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy. But, while Australian politicians prevaricate on the future of jobs and training, EU policy aims to meet demands for intergenerational justice by …

Young people, the GFC, the Great Recession and Austerity: Lessons from our Recent Past

In a number of spaces in the last 3 years I have published accounts of the ways in which young people in various parts of the world were made to carry a particularly heavy burden for many of the downstream effects of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008-2009. The program of research that we …

COVID-19, Young People and the Convergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the 6th Mass Extinction (Part 1)

In a presentation to a ‘packed room’ just a few months ago – though it seems like another world, another lifetime – I was invited to speak about UNESCO UNEVOC@RMIT’s School of Education agenda for Co-designing sustainable futures for young people in times of crisis and disruption I started that presentation by referencing the United …

COVID-19, Young People’s Health and Well-being, Education, Training and Work Pathways: Scenarios for Young People’s Sustainable Futures

Image credit: (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images) UNESCO-UNEVOC @ RMIT UNESCO-UNEVOC is UNESCO's specialised network for skills and training for the world of work. UNESCO-UNEVOC@RMIT is a leader in applied research, policy-development, and evidence-based intervention in relation to skills, education and training, and employment pathways in times of digital, climate, and educational disruption. We partner …

The Capitalocene, the Great Dithering, Greta Thunberg’s Plea for Action, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In March 2019 I was part of panel discussion hosted by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA Australia/New Zealand) on the topic of Social Climate Change. This post presents the text of that presentation, which was prefaced with a discussion of the conference/program that we are developing. Young people’s …