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Higher Education and Social Justice

The Transformative Potential of University Teaching and the Power of Educational Paradox

Authors: Rowan, Leonie

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  • Analyses how academics can engage with 'relationship-centred education'
  • Investigates the factors and aspects crucial to inclusive student-centred environments
  • Gives voice to university teachers and details the struggles of working in this unique environment
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About this book

This book demonstrates how the pedagogical decision making of university academics can be shaped by engagement with an educational philosophy known as “relationship-centred education”. Beginning with critical analysis of concepts such as student engagement, student satisfaction, and student-centred learning, the author goes on to investigate how literature relating to social justice challenges educators to consider these terms in particular ways. From this basis, the book explores the factors featuring in inclusive, respectful, diverse and student-centred environments. In analysing these factors, the author illuminates the perspectives of university teachers who struggle with the unique challenges of working in the academy; including an increasingly broad set of employment demands and narrower criteria for determining ‘impact’, all while retaining focus on the transformative potential of higher education. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of transformative learning, as well as social justice within higher education.

About the authors

Leonie Rowan is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Australia. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Transformative Potential of Higher Education: Engaging with Educational Philosophy to Labour for Justice and Freedom

    Rowan, Leonie

    Pages 1-26

  • Influences on Academic Decision-Making in University Teaching: Perspectives from Policy, Literature, and Student-Centred Research

    Rowan, Leonie

    Pages 27-66

  • Purposeful Decision Making for Relationship-Centred Education: Productive Paradox in University Teaching

    Rowan, Leonie

    Pages 67-95

  • Purposeful Decision Making for Relationship-Centred Education: Speech and Silence in University Classrooms

    Rowan, Leonie

    Pages 97-124

  • University Teaching as Situated Work: Imagining, Experimenting, and Working for Change

    Rowan, Leonie

    Pages 125-137

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05246-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05245-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Social Justice
Book Subtitle
The Transformative Potential of University Teaching and the Power of Educational Paradox
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05246-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05246-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05245-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 141
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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