Thursday, 28 June 2012

Track J: What is university education for? England and South Africa compared

Link to abstract
Presenters: Mariette Jones & Maureen Spencer

Maureen and Mariette gave us a very topical and thought provoking presentation. They started by providing a context of higher education today, positioning our uni in current UK and global political context. They also discussed liberal education and how these ideas influence our and our students expectations of what universities should do. They shared with us the initial findings of their research project where they investigated the views of students in the UK, Mauritius and South Africa regarding the role of universities. Surprisingly the student responses were very similar, even though the students themselves represented distinct groups and had different cultural backgrounds.

Agi Ryder, CLTE

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