Re-enchanting education : the recovery of teaching as a sacred activity
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Ann-Marie PriestAnn-Marie Priest, MJ Quaife-Ryan
This paper argues that higher education in Australia is suffering from a lack of enchantment. Dominated by the discourses of economic rationalism and by an objectivist epistemology that distances teachers from both their students and their subjects, education is losing its energy and passion. Through rediscovering enchantment, however, teachers may recover the sacred nature of their vocation.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
EditorDanaher P; Macpherson C; Nouwens F; Orr D
Parent TitleLifelong learning : whose responsibility and what is your contribution? : refereed papers from the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 13 - 16 June 2004
Number of Pages7
PublisherCentral Queensland University Press
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Qld.
External Author AffiliationsCentral Queensland University; Division of Teaching and Learning Services; Student Services;