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ERIC Number: EJ856180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
"Making a World that Is Worth Living in": Humanities Teaching and the Formation of Practical Reasoning
Walker, Melanie
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v8 n3 p231-246 2009
This article considers humanities teaching as a vital space where students might develop their capability as "practical reasoners". The importance of this for self-development, but also for society and democratic life, is considered, while the economic purposes which currently dominate higher education are critiqued. An example is taken from the teaching of history to show how lecturers teach and students learn secular intellectual practices under pedagogical arrangements of communicative reasoning and ontological becoming. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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