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Nell, Ian A. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: Assessment of students for ministerial practice is traditionally performed through assignments and oral examinations, which often only concentrate on the knowledge component and outcomes of the programme. Assessing students in this way lead to a view of religious practitioners as people who are not really in touch with their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Theological Education, Postcolonialism, Masters Programs
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Norris, Marcos; Welch, Andrew – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: This article explores the political impact of using gender neutral pronouns in the university classroom. Aim: We explore how the gender neutral pronoun 'they' denaturalises essentialist models of gender identity. We follow 'they' toward a consideration of the gender neutral pronoun 'it.' 'It' advances -- at the same time that it…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Language Usage, Form Classes (Languages)
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Sabelis, Ida H. J. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: Over the last two decades it has become increasingly urgent to rethink current hurdles and opportunities for higher education, not just in the Global North, but in the effects of Northern policies globally. Aim: For the last 6 years a team of European scholars worked on a book entitled, "Academia in Crisis" (Donskis et al.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries
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Matolino, Bernard – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Philosophy teachers owe their students a little more than mere formal instruction of topics popular in philosophy. What they owe their students is largely influenced by philosophy's claims to be a discipline that is principally dedicated to the study and fostering of wisdom. Therefore, there is an obligation to be wise on the part of philosophy…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Transformative Learning
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Masitera, Erasmus – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The central claim of this article is that African disability justice is possible through analysing, re-examining and reimagining realities that distort and disempower the being of individuals with disabilities. Aim: In this article, I argue for an African disability justice. Methods: I do this by establishing that higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Social Justice, Disabilities
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Mendonça, Mariana – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The health emergency that Argentina is experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed institutional normality at all educational levels. Universities have certainly not escaped this logic. Whilst their first response was a general shut down, along with a shift to online teaching and learning, the actions taken in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, COVID-19
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Le Grange, Lesley – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The reconfiguration of the contemporary university as a consequence of the (re)ascendency of neoliberal politics has not escaped South African universities. The higher education landscape in the country is characterised by performativity regimes -- discourses on quality assurance, efficiency and accountability abound and so too modes…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Simmonds, Shan; Le Grange, Lesley – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Key to sustainability and expansion of any field is the intellectual works of its scholars who engage in their field as in-becoming and who continually strive towards its advancement. For researchers of curriculum studies this involves being knowledgeable and conversant of the underlying discourses framing and challenging the field.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Scholarship, Educational Researchers
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Tshilongo, Tshanduko; Rothmann, Jacques – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: The role of safe spaces on university campuses for gay and lesbian students remains a contested issue. This is attributed to the fact that the visibility of these students on university campuses presents a duality: On the one hand, the creation of such spaces provides a sense of communal belonging, safety and visibility for these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, LGBTQ People, Educational Environment
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Costandin, Elmarie; Alexander, Neeske – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Social transformation in South Africa is a sensitive issue because of the historical realities of segregation and past injustices. Aim: To address transformation, Visual Communication Design students were asked to design an exhibition, event, sculpture or garden to memorialise the forced removals that took place on the site of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Dickinson, Colby – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Issues of identity, interdependence, relationality and violence are far larger than the human species alone, although humanity has often pretended as if it alone were the beneficiaries of studying such ideas. Aim: Pedagogically, the complexity of existence beyond human being must influence the traditional humanities curriculum or risk…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Humanism
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Ramohai, Juliet – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Today, transformation and diversity are concepts that form an integral part of the functioning of higher education institutions globally. These two concepts have drawn vast amounts of interest from scholars who work in the field of higher education studies. Aim: The current article considers the perspectives of black women academics in…
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Attitudes, Diversity (Institutional)
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Shivley, Jacob M. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: When practitioners of veterinary medicine enter academia as faculty or clinical instructors, they are asked to perform research, provide service and outreach, and educate students, yet the teaching component is a struggle for many. It has been posited that academic clinicians develop a teaching style similar to those they observed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Land Grant Universities, Veterinary Medical Education, College Faculty
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Bakker, Cok; ter Avest, Ina – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: In the Netherlands, most of the academic curricula for teacher training in religious education (RE) focus on shortfalls of students, like a lack of knowledge about the plurality of worldviews and the diversity in interpretations of the Christian tradition. In our research project, the focus is not on the students, but on the university…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Mabille, Martina L. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: The need for transforming South African education can ultimately be traced to a form of Western subjectivity which dominated Europe since the classical age (1600-1750). The notions of 'discipline' and 'subjectivity' suggest distinct associations with repressive regimes like apartheid, and the present article will argue that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational History, Racial Segregation
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