Will to Learn by Ronald Barnett
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Will to Learn
By Ronald Barnett

Will to Learn

Being a Student in an Age of Uncertainty

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Will to Learn by Ronald Barnett

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There is an extraordinary but largely unnoticed phenomenon in higher education: by and large, students persevere and complete their studies. How should we interpret this tendency? Students are living in uncertain times and often experience anxiety, and yet they continue to press forward with their studies. The argument here is that we should understand this propensity on the part of students to persist through a will to learn. 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'. The will to learn, though, can be fragile. This is of crucial importance, for if the will to learn dissolves, the student's commitment may falter. Accordingly, more than encouraging an interest in the student's subject or in the acquiring of skills, the primary responsibility of teachers in higher education is to sustain and develop the student's will to learn. This is a radical thesis, for it implies a transformation in how we understand the nature of teaching in higher education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335223800
ISBN-10: 033522380X
Format: Paperback
(90mm x 60mm x 5mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett is 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 include The 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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