Quality and Relevance in Higher Education - Nurturing Integral Habits of Mind

Nyaore-Kowuor, Rosemary (2010) Quality and Relevance in Higher Education - Nurturing Integral Habits of Mind. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC.


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By recognising learning as the most natural and creative of all human endeavours, my contribution to this discussion makes a call for a radical new story of learning and schooling. I am of the opinion that our current processes and structures of schooling have restrained our access to all of who we are by creating false proxies for deep learning. We are immersed in learning environments and schooling systems disconnected from our deepest learning needs. These environments stifle natural learning and great thinking; they diminish curiosity and constrain our natural capacities to explore, create, imagine, and make genuine contributions to our communities and our world while we are young. My discussion therefore draws attention to this absence of a holistic context of purpose, meaning, and connection in our current system of higher education. Central to my discussion will be a call to reconnect learning to life. It is a call to heal the intellectual, emotional and spiritual fragmentation caused by denying the legitimacy of all we are in learning. Life is about freedom, interdependence, creativity, novelty, relationships, exploration, and discovery – and so is learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Conference > International Conference on Industry and Higher Education - 2010
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 10:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 10:03
URI: http://repository.mua.ac.ke/id/eprint/25

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