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ERIC Number: EJ795523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
The University and Social Transformation
Godon, Rafal
Policy Futures in Education, v2 n2 p365-373 2004
The article focuses on the problem of a crisis in contemporary European universities. The key question is whether the crisis in university education is a calamity or a challenge in these times of social transformation. Adapting a metaphor of health to the university education in the contexts of "politics", "knowledge" and "self-understanding", the author makes an attempt to throw some new light on the pedagogical issues concerning tertiary education. Specifically, he argues that the wholeness of university education does not narrow our outlook on the world. Conversely, it helps us to remember that learning and teaching always require real practice, critical knowledge and personal engagement. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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