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The university as an encounter for deliberative communication creating cultural citizenship and professional responsibility
Örebro University, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9735-3440
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How can higher and professional education contribute to the development of responsible citizenship and professional responsibility? In recent discussions on the role of the educational system, the idea of ”deliberative communication” has been brought into focus and stands for communication in which different opinions and values can be set against each other in educational settings. It implies an endeavour by each individual to develop his or her view by listening, deliberating, seeking arguments and valuing, coupled to a collective and cooperative endeavour to find values and norms which everyone can accept, at the same time as pluralism is acknowledged. Within higher education deliberative communication might explicitly be used to develop professional responsibility and analysing consequences of different ways of solving problems. To what extent are and can universities become public spaces for encounters dealing with controversial questions of how to solve different problems and analyse different ways of professional acting? Can universities recreate their selective traditions, “institutionalize dissensus”, and “make the university a site of public debate” through deliberative communication?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keywords [en]
professional responsibility, citizenship rights, deliberative communication
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-3367DiVA, id: diva2:137664
Conference
NFPF:s (Nordisk Förening för Pedagogisk Forskning) årliga kongress i Köpenhamn 2008, Nätverk: Higher education
Available from: 2008-12-02 Created: 2008-12-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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