Higher Education: Commodity or Space for Learning: modelling contradictions in educational practices

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Abstract

In this article the authors reflect upon and critically examine signs of a contradiction in higher education which they discuss in terms of the tension between 'use value' and 'exchange value'. Use value here represents learning as something valuable ‘in itself’ whereas exchange value represents learning as an achievement of grades and credits to be ‘traded’ on a market. Their aim in this article is to present a model based on the concepts of use value and exchange value, clarifying how thye might relate to surface and deep approaches to learning. The model is suggested as a device to explore and analyse local tensions emanating from the contradiction. They also argue in favour of a pedagogical philosophy based on the notion of community.

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Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Utbildningsvetenskap
  • Hälsovetenskaper

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)104-116
TidskriftPower and Education
Volym3
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2011
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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