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Title:The transformation of university teaching and learning: an African philosophical perspective
Authors:Higgs, PhilipISNI
Van Wyk, BerteISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:177-187
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:higher education
philosophy
Abstract:There are historical, institutional and cultural differences that influence teaching and learning in South African universities. There are also different beliefs about how relevance and responsiveness are constituted, and about the pedagogical principles that should apply in transferring knowledge. In recognition of these differences, the present authors argue that an African educational discourse can make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in South African universities. Before they discuss university teaching and learning vis--vis a African philosophical perspective, they explore the policy context, institutional landscape, funding, and quality of university teaching and learning in the new South Africa. They suggest that educating for communal life and ubuntu are crucial to traditional African educational thought and practice. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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