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Pedagogy and institutional values : the social capital that underpins socially constructive pedagogy and the common good

Campbell, James 2009, Pedagogy and institutional values : the social capital that underpins socially constructive pedagogy and the common good, in ICTL 2009 : Conference proceedings of the 2009 International Conference of Teaching and Learning : Achieving educational excellence through student centred approach, INTI University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, pp. 1-14.

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Title Pedagogy and institutional values : the social capital that underpins socially constructive pedagogy and the common good
Author(s) Campbell, James
Conference name International Conference of Teaching and Learning (2nd : 2009 : Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia)
Conference location Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Conference dates 16 - 18 November 2009
Title of proceedings ICTL 2009 : Conference proceedings of the 2009 International Conference of Teaching and Learning : Achieving educational excellence through student centred approach
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series International Conference of Teaching and Learning
Start page 1
End page 14
Publisher INTI University College
Place of publication Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Keyword(s) social capital
pedagogy
social constructivism
hegemony
ideology
Summary The analysis of Syed Hussein Alatas, provides us with a basic framework from which to engage the way creativity and change can be articulated in education without slipping into a neo-colonial mindset. The core binary that Alatas presents us is between the ‘captive’ mind and the ‘creative’ mind. Contemporary Malaysian educational literature recognises that the demands of the knowledge economy and globalization necessitate engaging with socially constructivist pedagogy as a way of addressing the limitations and narrowness of what are referred to as traditional authoritarian ‘top down’ teaching methods. However this retheorization of pedagogical practice needs to be approached in a fashion that recognises and respects local values and culture. The social values and capital that inform pedagogy both in its formal level as officially sanctioned techniques but also in its informal level as the implicit practices that characterise human interaction on campus require a much closer look at the relationship between pedagogy, social structure and social values. The clear yet very deep insight of Syed Hussein Alatas, on the importance of the creative mind as an alternative to captivity provides us with a Malaysian theorization that is both local but also global and relevant to how we understand reform and education in the higher education sector.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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