Communicative Action for Reforming University Education
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Business
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?