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ERIC Number: EJ1165141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-9041
Towards an Ecology of Participation: Process Philosophy and Co-Creation of Higher Education Curricula
Taylor, Carol A.; Bovill, Catherine
European Educational Research Journal, v17 n1 p112-128 Jan 2018
This article brings together the authors' previous work on co-created curricula (Bovill, 2013a, 2014; Bovill et al., 2011) and on partnership and ethics (Taylor, 2015; Taylor and Robinson, 2014), to develop the concept of co-created curricula as an ecology of participation. In doing so, it deploys Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy to formulate a new way of considering co-creation "in" the curriculum and co-creation of the curriculum in higher education. Two empirical examples are used to illuminate what such an approach offers. From this, we outline three dimensions of an ecology of participation: a process of becoming which recasts subjectivity; acting well in relation which enacts concern; and an orientation to harmony in which difference in equality is valued. The contribution of the article is twofold: first, the concept of an ecology of participation takes forward current thinking on higher education curricula and partnership ethics; second, its use of process philosophy provides a new lens to consider co-creation "in" the curriculum and co-creation "of" the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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