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Challenging student satisfaction through the education of desires

Webster, R. Scott 2012, Challenging student satisfaction through the education of desires, Australian journal of teacher education, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 80-92.

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Title Challenging student satisfaction through the education of desires
Author(s) Webster, R. Scott
Journal name Australian journal of teacher education
Volume number 37
Issue number 9
Start page 80
End page 92
Total pages 13
Publisher Social Science Press
Place of publication Katoomba, N.S.W.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1835-517X
0313-5373
Keyword(s) student satisfaction
setu
teacher evaluation
education
Summary This article challenges the practice of encouraging teacher educators to strive and raise the levels of student satisfaction in their classes as if such a criterion provides a measure of good teaching. Such a practice involves what Giroux describes as ‘corporate pedagogy’ which conforms to the neoliberal inclination to meet the demands of the customer in the market. However it is argued in this paper that educative teaching, as especially described by Dewey, ought to challenge and re-evaluate the expectations and desires that students bring with them to class. Rather than aiming to satisfy customer expectations, teacher educators ought to lead the tertiary sector by challenging the notion of good quality teaching through educating the desires of students. Perhaps this may involve educators aiming to ‘dissatisfy’ students as per Mill’s ‘dissatisfied Socrates’.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Social Science Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049452

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