Analysis of Curriculum and Pedagogies

In this entry, curriculum is defined as ‘what’ knowledge, skills, and values are taught and pedagogy as ‘how’ they are taught and learned. Good quality higher education curriculum and pedagogy are the vehicles for the reproduction of knowledge, skills, and values that allow social mobility and contribute to flourishing economies and societies’ well-being, which are central goals for contemporary global higher education. Yet, as more students from more diverse backgrounds take up higher education, some argue that these goals have been lost sight of in the current neoliberal political context. Systems are stratified, serving students from high-income backgrounds better than those from low-income backgrounds, and the emphasis is on higher education being a private good for individual advancement rather than a public good for contributions ...

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