Socially Just Pedagogies, Capabilities and Quality in Higher Education

Global Perspectives

  • Melanie Walker
  • Merridy Wilson-Strydom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introducing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Melanie Walker, Merridy Wilson-Strydom
      Pages 3-19
  3. Conceptualizing and Practising

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Melanie Walker
      Pages 23-44
    3. Celia Jenkins, Caroline Barnes, Monica McLean, Andrea Abbas, Paul Ashwin
      Pages 45-67
    4. Vivienne Bozalek
      Pages 89-107
    5. Veronica Crosbie
      Pages 129-152
    6. Alejandra Boni, Victoria Pellicer, Carola Calabuig
      Pages 201-220
  4. Synthesizing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book


This book explores the idea that teaching and learning – pedagogy – at universities is a crucial space for students’ formation as ethical graduates, equipped with knowledge, skills and values to contribute to more equal societies. We know that universities across the globe do not stand apart from social and educational inequalities at multiple levels; they have the potential to reproduce or reduce social inequalities and therefore towards transformative ends. This book suggests how this could be achieved both via policy and practice around the globe


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melanie Walker
    • 1
  • Merridy Wilson-Strydom
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research on Higher Education and DevelopmentUniversity of the Free State BloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre for Research on Higher Education and DevelopmentUniversity of the Free State BlomfonteinSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55785-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55786-5
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