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ERIC Number: EJ870706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Self, Others and Society: A Case Study of University Integrative Learning
Booth, Alan; McLean, Monica; Walker, Melanie
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n8 p929-939 Dec 2009
There is currently an over-emphasis on the economic aims of higher education at the expense of the aims of personal and social transformation. This article proposes a specific approach to integrating educational aims. It draws on the works of Jurgen Habermas and Martha Nussbaum to conceptualise integrative learning as a simultaneous focus on self, others and society. A small-scale case study of five lecturers from different disciplines is employed to explore the value of the conceptual framework by illustrating variation in how integrative learning is understood and practised in contemporary pedagogical conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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