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ERIC Number: EJ1128378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Strength-Based Scholarship and Good Education: The Scholarship Circle
Fung, Dilly
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n2 p101-110 2017
In an era in which "teaching excellence" in higher education attracts much attention, what is "scholarship?" In this conceptual paper, I re-examine the notion of scholarship in relation to the goals and purposes of higher education. How does "scholarship" speak to value-based conceptions of "good" education in the European tradition, encapsulated in the German term "Bildung?" How might the notion of scholarship relate to the principles, practices and "outputs" of research? I argue that a more nuanced understanding of the legitimate diversity of scholarly practices in higher education could help individuals develop scholarly careers that draw on their personal values, strengths and goals. It can also help departments and institutions reward education-focused scholars and leaders more equitably. Finally, realising fully the synergies between education and research within a holistic "scholarship circle" can strengthen institutions' capacities for making an impact for good in the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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