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The Resource F. R. Leavis : the creative university, Steven Cranfield

F. R. Leavis : the creative university, Steven Cranfield

Label
F. R. Leavis : the creative university
Title
F. R. Leavis
Title remainder
the creative university
Statement of responsibility
Steven Cranfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a critical introduction to the educational thought of F. R. Leavis (1895-1978), the greatest English literary critic of the twentieth century, providing the first in-depth examination of Leavis's ideas in relation to contemporary mass higher education. During the course of a long, prolific and controversial academic career, which saw him take issue with figures such as Wittgenstein, T. S. Eliot and C. P. Snow, Leavis became one of the most articulate advocates for the idea of the university as 'a centre of consciousness and human responsibility' in the face of what he saw as the relentless technological drive of civilisation. With the journal Scrutiny which he co-founded, as well as his critical writings, Leavis became a decisive influence on generations of teachers in Britain and overseas. Widely misrepresented as narrowly elitist, his ideas about 'the creative university', with their radical, student-centred approach to teaching, constitute a powerful resource for a higher education system grappling with the contradictory demands of continuity and change. Based on original research, the study provides an overview of Leavis's life, work and heritage and his educational world view, and a comprehensive exploration of Leavis's pedagogy from theoretical and practical perspectives. It also includes a first-hand account by the author of being taught by Leavis in person
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cranfield, Steven
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR55.L43
LC item number
C73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer briefs in education. Key thinkers in education
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leavis, F. R.
  • Education, Higher
  • English literature
  • Criticism
Label
F. R. Leavis : the creative university, Steven Cranfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The heretic who survived? -- 2. Leavis: life, work, and hertiage -- 3. Leavis's educational world-view -- 4. Leavis and pedagogy: critical 'theory' -- 5. Leavis and pedagogy: critical practice -- 6. Leavis and the creative university -- 7. Being taught by Leavis
Control code
922910752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 65 pages
Isbn
9783319259833
Lccn
2015952997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910752
Label
F. R. Leavis : the creative university, Steven Cranfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The heretic who survived? -- 2. Leavis: life, work, and hertiage -- 3. Leavis's educational world-view -- 4. Leavis and pedagogy: critical 'theory' -- 5. Leavis and pedagogy: critical practice -- 6. Leavis and the creative university -- 7. Being taught by Leavis
Control code
922910752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 65 pages
Isbn
9783319259833
Lccn
2015952997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910752

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