A Will to Learn

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McGraw-Hill Education, Oct 1, 2007 - Education - 199 pages
This book examines the structure of what it is to have a will to learn. Here, a language of being, becoming, authenticity, dispositions, voice, air, spirit, inspiration and care is drawn on. As such, this book offers an idea of student development that challenges the dominant views of our age, of curricula understood largely in terms of skill or even of knowledge, and pedagogy understood as bringing off pre-specified 'outcomes'.

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Ronald Barnettis Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, where he is Pro-Director for Longer Term Strategy. From 1994 to 2001, he was Dean of Professional Development. His books includeThe Idea of Higher Education, The Limits of Competence, Higher Education: A Critical Business, Realizing the University, Beyond All Reason, Engaging the Curriculum in Higher Education(with Kelly Coate) and an edited collection,Reshaping the University. He is a past Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education.

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