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Susan Wright and Davydd J. Greenwood

salaries and legal protection against a vice chancellor ‘buying out’ and privatising his or her university seems very weak. Indeed the U.K. has witnessed the first purchase by a financial asset company of a university originally set up with a charter from

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Active learning in criminal justice

The benefits of student investigation of wrongful convictions in a higher education setting

Jill Dealey

processes and procedures through an analysis of materials such as court transcripts, forensic reports and witness statements will be an important way of gaining this awareness. The assessment will also need to explicitly refer to critical analysis to draw

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It's time to (climate) change the way we teach

Addressing anthropogenic climate change in social science classrooms

Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change? Did they have access to related material in high school? Did they grow up with exposure to the outdoors or witness the devastation of natural disasters first-hand? These trends are frequently topics for

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Editorial

Walking on the edge: Educational praxis in higher education

Lill Langelotz, Kathleen Mahon, and Giulia Messina Dahlberg

before and at a speed never witnessed in history. It is in such moments of deep crisis and astonishment that praxis, in terms of ‘taking action’ that is morally driven to change history, becomes important. To be more concrete, let us consider some issues

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Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu, Mei Qu, and Zulfa Sakhiyya

with those of foreign and especially Western countries. The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a series of experiments in university building guided by the mainstream thought ‘Chinese learning as the essence, and Western learning for its

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Catherine N. Butcher

have to accept isolation as part of that entire project. So I don’t really have a problem dealing with it right now simply because I know what I will get from being isolated. Students are clearly highly intelligent as witnessed by the depth of

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Enacting inclusivity in the preparation of emerging scholars

A response to programme reform in higher education

Saran Stewart, Chayla Haynes, and Kristin Deal

days but with the hope for brighter ones to follow. It is thus a time of anticipation, of living in the paradox of ‘now and not yet’. Of learning to find joy in the realized justices, mercies, and changes that we have witnessed and can look back on to

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Riding alone on the elevator

A class experiment in interdisciplinary education

Anna M. Frank, Rebecca Froese, Barbara C. Hof, Maike I. E. Scheffold, Felix Schreyer, Mathias Zeller, and Simone Rödder

not to talk to strangers’ (Maike Scheffold). The unusual situation established a collective, similar to witnesses of a car accident or fire. This collective usually included the observer. After overcoming an initial hesitation, the observers mostly

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Anxiety and learning

Cultural polarisation in social science courses

Jose Leonardo Santos

and discuss difficult social topics creates negative responses. Both the student who dares to speak and all those who witness the resulting silencing form toxic associations. School becomes a place where inquiry, curiosity and expression get you in

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Alienating students

Marxist theory in action

Megan Thiele, Yung-Yi Diana Pan, and Devin Molina

experiencing alienation from the labour process. Walking around the classroom, we witness changes in the students’ demeanour. Some students will say aloud to themselves, ‘I am so stressed!’ and others appear visibly upset, while others, recognising an