Prospects of cosmopolitan classrooms within a Malaysian university / Jamiah Baba and David Beckett

Baba, Jamiah and Beckett, David (2013) Prospects of cosmopolitan classrooms within a Malaysian university / Jamiah Baba and David Beckett. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 9 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1823-7797

Abstract

This paper examines lecturers’ practices in adult teaching and learning in University X. We use this analysis to think about better learning for adults in a cosmopolitan world. In our fi eldwork, teaching is viewed as “a complex set of relational exchanges between heterogeneous and differentially positioned human subjects” (Luke, 2004, p. 1429), and how these can be fruitfully accommodated in the classrooms by facilitation of understandings of each others’ circumstances. We show aspects of universality and shared values that Appiah (2006) advocates in his notion of Cosmopolitanism. We claim that in teaching Malaysian adults, lecturers need to recognise and can build upon the cosmopolitan nature of the pedagogical relationships formed within their classrooms.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Baba, JamiahUNSPECIFIED
Beckett, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Education and training of teachers and administrators > Professional aspects of teaching and school administrators. Vocational guidance
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Malaysia
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-21
Item ID: 12350
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmopolitan classrooms; University teaching and learning; Teaching and learning practices; Adult learners; Higher education
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12350

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