The Thinking University Expanded: On Profanation, Play and Education

1st Edition

Yusef Waghid, Nuraan Davids

Routledge
December 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9780367432089 - CAT# 337881
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

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Summary

The Thinking University Expanded considers how the university can be extended and developed to an institution of play that becomes a gateway to new compositions and enactments of opportunities and happiness for university academics and students alike. A university of and in continuous play can shape the public sphere in ways that reimagines both the epistemological and political, the metaphysical and the ethical.

Without abandoning the university’s emphasis on thinking, the book examines the prospects of opening the university to ‘a new, possible use’. The singular outcomes-based lens of seeing higher education distorts the humane and ethical nuance of what a university can potentially do and aspire towards. For this reason, the book intends to find a new use for the idea of a university - one that is responsible and responsive in both in its pursuit of the truth, and in being open to different kinds of truth, as made manifest in diverse contexts and life-worlds

This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the field of higher education.

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