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ERIC Number: EJ916505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Making an "Impact": Some Personal Reflections on the Humanities in the UK
Looseley, David
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n1 p9-18 Feb 2011
This article brings together reflections on the impact agenda from two separate sources: a conference at the University of Warwick in August 2009, and a speech given at the University of Leeds some weeks before. It develops these reflections with particular reference to Modern Languages, reviewing how the Humanities probe other value systems, deal with the singular and provisional, and take discourse as their product and process in ways that offer both theoretical and pragmatic benefits. The article suggests that, rather than simply jumping on the bandwagon of "measurement" and the market where impact is concerned, the Humanities should explore ways of rethinking the outdated, simplistic "marketmimicry" that Michael Sandel critiqued in his 2009 Reith lectures. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom