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Westman, Susanne; Bergmark, Ulrika – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The aim of this article is to reconsider and explore the ontoepistemology of student engagement in higher education as part of a democratic education, going beyond neo-liberal groundings. This is urgent as the concept of student engagement seems to be taken for granted and used uncritically in higher education. In addition, higher education is…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Fan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
In an era when individuality has been increasingly emphasized, the development of science and technology has provided technical support for the realization of individuation. However, in an examination-oriented education system, the education model has not attached sufficient importance to individuality. The modern education industry focuses much…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Religion, Educational Philosophy, Asian Culture
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Dall'Alba, Gloria; Bengtsen, Søren – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Ample attention is being paid in the higher education literature to promoting active learning among students. However, critical examination of educational purposes and ends is largely lacking in this literature on active learning. In expanding this debate, we consider it important to ask: "About what" substantive matters are students to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Criticism
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Mustola, Marleena – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The hierarchical human-centric paradigm has been criticized by various movements of posthuman philosophy because this paradigm forgets and dismisses nonhuman beings and entities: animals, nature, objects, and technology. When I developed a course called 'Education and Adaptations of Animal Studies' for university students in 2015, I learned two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Animals, Ethics