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Teaching frameworks for participation – Can we? Should we?

Kiernan, Annabel (2011) Teaching frameworks for participation – Can we? Should we? ISSN 1682-0983

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Abstract

This article reflects on the challenges that social and political disengagement pose within the university environment, and offers an alternative pedagogical solution centred on praxis. To retain the functional role of education for the reproduction of democracy, the article contends that the challenges posed by mass education, the corporatisation of university life and the alienating impact of neoliberal discourse mean that the solution to engagement and participation within university, and beyond, lies in teaching activism.

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