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The universities and the challenge of realism

Evans, Mary (2010) The universities and the challenge of realism. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 9. pp. 13-21. ISSN 1474-0222

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1474022209350092


Universities are often enjoined to ‘get’ with the ‘real world’. In this article, Mary Evans gives an account of interpretations of literary realism in order to consider the ‘coercive realism’ of the contemporary university. The prevailing assumptions that universities must contribute to the ‘real’ world are damaging the complexity of the process of learning and the idea of ‘knowledge’ that underpins it.

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Additional Information: © 2010 SAGE Publications
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 14:57
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 17:09

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