An ontological turn for higher education

Dall'Alba, G and Barnacle, R 2007, 'An ontological turn for higher education', Studies in Higher Education, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 679-691.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title An ontological turn for higher education
Author(s) Dall'Alba, G
Barnacle, R
Year 2007
Journal name Studies in Higher Education
Volume number 32
Issue number 6
Start page 679
End page 691
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Abstract In this article, the implications of foregrounding ontology for teaching and learning in higher education are explored. In conventional approaches to higher education programmes, ontology has tended to be subordinated to epistemological concerns. This has meant the flourishing of notions such as the transfer and acquisition of knowledge and skills, either generic or discipline-specific. The authors challenge this emphasis on what students acquire through education by foregrounding instead the question of who they become. They do this through a theoretical/conceptual exploration of an approach to learning that undermines a narrow focus on the intellect by promoting the integration of knowing, acting and being.
Subject Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Higher Education
ontology
learning
Heidegger
DOI - identifier 10.1080/03075070701685130
Copyright notice © 2007 Society for Research into Higher Education
ISSN 0307-5079
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