University Teaching as Situated Work: Imagining, Experimenting, and Working for Change
Research focused on university teaching has previously highlighted the ways in which students appear to respond positively to staff with particular kinds of personalities. Attributing student engagement to the phenomenon of personality, however, fails to acknowledge the embodied nature of the work of university teachers. Contesting the idea that teaching is an example of personality-in-public, this chapter explores the way that a focus on the work of teaching contributes to transformative educational agendas associated with the creation of educationally and socially just futures.
KeywordsHigher education pedagogy Social justice Student satisfaction Relationship-centred education Educational philosophy Decision making Situated actions Academic work Academic identity Academic personality Academic performance Subjectivity Change Experiments Hope Freedom
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