Preliminary thoughts on a praxis of higher education teaching

Gibbs, Paul (2004) Preliminary thoughts on a praxis of higher education teaching. Teaching in Higher Education, 9 (2). pp. 183-194. ISSN 1356-2517

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This article considers the notion of a praxis of higher education teaching. Our arguments are drawn from the existential literature and the particular contribution made by Heidegger. They point to a learning community where the community practises the scholastic processes of conversation, involvement and engagement as modes of revealing knowledge. In the search for authenticity the practice of learning is as important as the acquisition of the practical skills of scholarship, but it needs to be contextualized within a form of learning community currently shunned by the demands of an economically effective model of higher education.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
ISI Impact: 6
Item ID: 2575
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 15:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:14

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