Title

Communicative Action for Reforming University Education

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Public Management

School

School of Business

RAS ID

1565

Comments

Williams, M., & Gunatunge, R. S. (2003). Communicative Action for Reforming University Education. In Surfing the waves: 17th ANZAM Conference. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University. Abstract only available at https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecuworks/7140/

Abstract

There is an urgent need for a new wave of learning, transforming university education through communicative action. Open discourse, by concentrating on values, feelings, fears, and hopes, enables a busting foundation for critical and problem-and-solution discussions. Dominated by an instrumental type of rationality, the existing dominant paradigm of university education is becoming progressively coercive and destructive of student and collegial life-worlds. Communicative action, through open discourse between universities, government, and business, could lead to increasing transnational openness. Can developed countries play a role in this process without dominating and destroying university lifeworlds in developing countries?

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