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Author Walker, Melanie.

Title Higher education pedagogies : a capabilities approach / Melanie Walker
Published Maidenhead ; New York : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 164 pages)
Contents 1. Framing the context of higher education -- 2. Core ideas from the capability approach -- 3. What are we distributing? -- 4. Learning and capabilities -- 5. Widening participation and capabilities -- 6. Capabilities for a higher education list -- 7. Pedagogy, capabilities and a criterion of justice
Summary "This book sets out to generate new ways of reflecting ethically about the purposes and values of contemporary higher education in relation to agency, learning, public values and democratic life, and the pedagogies which support these. It offers an alternative to human capital theory and emphasises the intrinsic as well as the economic value of higher learning. Based upon the human capability approach, developed by economist Amartya Sen and philosopher Martha Nussbaum, the book shows the importance of justice as a value in higher education."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-158) and index
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Print version record
Subject College teachers -- Professional ethics.
College teaching -- Philosophy.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Moral education.
Form Electronic book
Author Society for Research into Higher Education.
LC no. 2006280133
ISBN 0335213219
0335228208 (electronic bk.)
9780335228201 (electronic bk.)