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ERIC Number: EJ789874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
The Academic's Role: A Response to Karlsson
Greenbank, Paul
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n2 p245-249 Apr 2008
This article presents the author's response to Karlsson (2007) who pointed out that the author's original article that appeared in the "Points for Debate" section of "Teaching in Higher Education" (Greenbank 2006) did not discuss the concept of service as comprehensively as teaching and research. Karlsson's paper--together with the work of Macfarlane (2005, 2006)--provides a valuable contribution to the understanding of what is meant by service. However, the author is not convinced of the need to replace the word "service" with "collaboration" or the suggestion that a "holistic" approach to teaching, research and service should be adopted so that no aspect of these three elements of academic life are prioritised. Here, the author's response to these points is discussed and his personal perspective on the academic's role is represented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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