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Author Sherman, Glen.

Title Refocusing the Self in Higher Education : a Phenomenological Perspective
Published New York : Routledge, 2014
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Series Routledge Research in Higher Education
Routledge research in higher education.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1. Are Higher Education's Theories of the Student on Solid Theoretical Ground?; 2. Conceptions of the Student Implicit in Theories of Higher Education; The Concept of Wholeness in Student Personnel Theory; The Whole Gives Way to Development: Shifting to the Concept of Student Development; Conclusions Regarding Wholeness and Development; Development Gives Way to Learning; Predominant Theories of the Student from Academic Affairs; The Multiple Theories of Higher Education
3. How Philosophy Has Informed Higher Education Theory and Practice4. The Significance of Modern Philosophy for Higher Education; 5. Main Ideas in Phenomenological and Deconstructive Philosophy; How Phenomenology Differs from Existentialism; What is Phenomenology?; Martin Heidegger; Merleau-Ponty; Temporality; Language; Paul Ricoeur; Jacques Derrida; 6. Continental Philosophy, Narrative Theory, and the Subject in Higher Education; Narrative and the Human Sciences; The Philosophical Challenge of the Narrative Self; The Narrative Self and Temporality
The Unique Role of Language in Narrative TheoryUniting Temporality and Language in the Narrative Formation of the Self; Hermeneutics and Narrative Theory; Narrative Theory in Education; What Kind of Truth Does Narrative Reveal?; Conclusion: Utilizing Narrative in Education; Notes; References; Index
Summary In higher education literature, theories of learning and development have largely been adapted from psychology to the exclusion of basic insights from philosophy. This volume addresses the gaps in higher education's theoretical base created by this inattention to philosophy and reflects on the significance of the history of philosophy for the field of higher education. Key insights from phenomenological and then deconstructive philosophy are explained in an accessible and useful way and woven into a practical theory of the student-subject and its implications for learning and development. F
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Subject Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
Education, Higher -- Research.
Educational psychology.
Self-perception -- Research
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
Education, Higher -- Research.
Educational psychology.
Self-perception -- Research.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135942463