User:James Neill/Moodleposium/2010/Dearn

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John Dearn argued for an undergraduate teaching model that emphasised 3-year progressive development of scholarly skills and knowledge.

Personally, I liked the positioning of scholarship as the main goal for tertiary education - but I did think this was kind of obvious. There was a lot of comment about poor quality tertiary education not living up to this basic mission or raison d'etre of universities. However, I felt that John was overly promoting a vain hope for a monolithic, grand vision - I think society and tertiary education is moving more towards flexible, multi-pathway, modularised, cross-institutional, distributed etc. education.

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