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ERIC Number: EJ1022840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Rationalising the Nature of "Graduateness" through Philosophical Accounts of Authenticity
Kreber, Carolin
Teaching in Higher Education, v19 n1 p90-100 2014
In this essay, I undertake a philosophical investigation into the nature of "graduateness" based on two distinct ideas on the educational purposes of universities. One draws on European existentialism emphasising how human being is affected and deals with the various challenges of being in the world; the other is grounded in the North American tradition emphasising community engagement and moral commitments. I discuss the differences in these two ideas on higher education drawing on three distinct yet interrelated philosophical accounts of authenticity. I propose that together the two purposes inspire a particularly timely understanding of the nature of "graduateness" and also offer a philosophically based rationale for the singling out of certain core graduate attributes as critical at this time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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