The question of what form of pedagogy should be used at university is a complex and important one. So too is the question of how the contemporary university should develop. In this book Monica McLean advances fresh and lucid arguments concerning both. Drawing on the theories of Jurgen Habermas, she demonstrates how these two apparently disparate questions are in fact closely linked. In the process McLean provides unique insights into the relationship between macro and micro issues in higher education.
Dr McLean is Reader in Higher Education at the University of Nottingham. She has published numerous articles in UK and US Journals such as: Teaching in Higher Education; British Journal of Sociology of Education; Teachers and Teaching; Journal of Teacher Development.
1. University pedagogy for a better world; 2. Critical theory and the transformation of university pedagogy; 3. Socio-historical options and constraints; 4. Accounting for pedagogic quality; 5. Pedagogic justice; 6. Student experience as the development of communicative reason; 7. Intellectualizing university teaching and student learning; 8. Creating the environment for critical pedagogy; 9. University pedagogy for justice, communication and reason; References; Index.