Leavis and Pedagogy: Critical Practice

  • Steven CranfieldEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


This chapter continues the exploration of Leavis’s paradigm of critical exchange, particularly in relation to the practice of teaching and learning. Further criticisms that have been put forward about the critical exchange are analysed and comparisons made with equivalent concepts in other educational thinkers. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the relevance and potential contribution of Leavis’s paradigm to contemporary higher education.


Leavis Teaching Learning Pedagogy Creative collaboration John Wyatt Donald Schön Master and novice Vygotsky Zone of proximal development Pedagogisation Delegitimation Margaret Archer Reflexivity Creativity 


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  1. 1.Department of Leadership and Professional Development, Westminster Business SchoolUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK

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