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Challenging performativity in higher education: promoting a healthier learning culture

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dc.contributor.author Deasy, Christine
dc.contributor.author Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T15:11:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T15:11:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn ISBN 978-953-51-3230-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6982
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The nature and context of education have changed dramatically in recent decades. The increased prioritisation of standardisation, performance indicators and metrics often means that holistic, affective and wellbeing education are seen as less important in the educational endeavour. The value of education for education's sake is under siege. Previous emphasis on the education of the whole person (i.e., moral and creative aesthetic development) is often replaced by a more functionalist perspective of education as servicing economic need and global capitalist interests. Marketization of education has increased at an exponential rate and has had an adverse impact on the health and well‐being of both educators and students. This chapter elucidates how the triad of assessment, student well‐being and academic well‐being intersects in the ever increasing performative and neo‐liberalist cultures of higher education. It demonstrates the reciprocal dynamic of stress that is becoming more and more evident among educators and students. The chapter makes the case for more empowering and human‐centred educative contexts in order to facilitate better educational outcomes for students and healthier outcomes for all involved in the educational endeavour. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Intech en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Voices in Higher Education, Renes, Susan (ed);chapter 4
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.68736
dc.subject performativity en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject neo‐liberalism en_US
dc.subject academic stress en_US
dc.subject student stress en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.title Challenging performativity in higher education: promoting a healthier learning culture en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-07-23T15:05:12Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.5772/intechopen.68736
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2717213
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Global Voices in Higher Education
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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