ERIC Number: EJ1050691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Thinking Pluralistically: Dynamic Decision Making in Kinesiology
Block, Betty Ann; Tietjen-Smith, Tara; Estes, Steven G.
Quest, v67 n1 p93-105 2015
In this age of postmodern supercomplexity, universities face increased demands from many precincts in our society to respond to such issues as broader access, graduation rates, costs, and relevance, to name just a few. The cultivation of professional conditions that will help higher education and its kinesiology professoriate to not only to survive, but flourish, in an age of supercomplexity is a necessary adaptation for the future. No obvious single, coherent moral framework exists to use as a guide for today's (and tomorrow's) faculty. This article argues, then, for a pluralistic way of thinking by applying reason to the diverse moral frameworks in kinesiology in higher education. The purpose of this article is to explicate a moral positioning in kinesiology based on this pluralistic approach so that decision making can extend beyond the current boundaries of pragmatic thought, now prevalent in higher education. Specific examples of this approach and some accompanying strategies are offered.
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Kinetics, Higher Education, Decision Making, Global Approach, Moral Issues, Ethics, Teacher Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, World Views, Movement Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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