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Formation in higher education: Towards professional responsibility as deliberative praxis
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Utbildning och Demokrati)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9735-3440
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. (HEIK)
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There is a current trend to see higher education primarily in terms of its utilitarian and economic role and its ability to deliver employable candidates to society. In this paper we seek to challenge such narrow understanding. Drawing on a previous analysis on how the current expansion of the New Public Management ‘logic of accountability’ increasingly intruding the governance of higher education, is threatening the moral dimension of professional responsibility –we will suggest ways to change and qualify the inner work of higher education in two directions to meet this threat: 1) to make (more) use of deliberative communication giving room for argumentation on issues seen from different perspectives and 2) to apply the use of deliberative communication not only in the theoretical, higher education seminars but also in the in-service practice of how to act in line with professional responsibility.

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2014.
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Social Sciences
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38597OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-38597DiVA: diva2:763182
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NERA 42nd Congress, Education for Sustainable Development, March 5-7, 2014. Lillehammer, Norway
Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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