Higher Education for the Public Good: Views from the South
CITATION: Leibowitz, B. (ed). 2012. Higher Education for the Public Good: Views from the South. Stellenbosch: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA.
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BOOK BLURB: Higher education contributes to the public good in many ways. This book argues for transformational and reflexive approach that takes full account of the nature of the university, its practices and programmes. The authors of this inspiring collection discuss philosophical approaches and present empirical and practical ideas for teaching and learning at university for the public good. Four major aspects of transforming universities are explored: the purpose and ethos of the university; its conception of graduate attributes; the way prgrammes and teaching are delivered; and the institution's approach to academics and their professional development. This book will be indispensable to all universities who are evaluating their own principles and practices.