Formation of and in Higher Education
Formation of and in Higher Education: What it Could Mean Today? - and implications for teaching- learning relations.
About the project
This project is about the formative aspects of higher education. The starting point for the project is how universities may teach values, beliefs, and moral responsibilities to upheld the public good. Universities are entrusted with responsibility to provide society with highly skilled professionals, citizens and leaders, who work for both individual and public interests. In turn, a university’s priorities will strongly influence the formation and competence building of both staff and students
The project is carried out in collaboration with researchers from Örebro University, University of Chapel Hill and University College Dublin. Core empirical question is:
What formation takes place in a time when universities are under increased pressure to act as production units, delivering skilled graduates who are able to adapt to changing needs of the market and to increase competitiveness in a global environment.