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Universities, the Citizen Scholar and the Future of Higher Education

  • James Arvanitakis
  • David J. Hornsby

Part of the Palgrave Critical University Studies book series (PCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. James Arvanitakis, David J. Hornsby
    Pages 1-6
  3. James Arvanitakis, David J. Hornsby
    Pages 7-20
  4. Gavin R. Armstrong, Alastair J. S. Summerlee
    Pages 21-36
  5. Angelo Kourtis, James Arvanitakis
    Pages 54-68
  6. David J. Hornsby, Jacqui De Matos Ala
    Pages 119-136
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 268-270

About this book


The future of higher education is in question as universities struggle to remain relevant to the present and future needs of society. The context in which learning occurs is rapidly changing and those engaged and interested in the place and position of university education need to figure out to adapt. This book embodies a vision for higher education where graduate attributes and proficiencies are at the core of the academic project, where degree programs move beyond disciplinary content and where students are encouraged to be Citizen Scholars. Through a series of cross-disciplinary and contextual cases, the contributors to this book articulate how this vision can be achieved in our pedagogical environments, future proofing higher education.


Higher education Citizen Scholar Teaching and Learning Critical Pedagogy Student Engagement Graduate Attributes Proficiencies Citizenship University childhood education higher education learning school teacher education teaching university

Editors and affiliations

  • James Arvanitakis
    • 1
  • David J. Hornsby
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Research SchoolUniversity of Western SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa

About the editors

James Arvanitakis is Dean of the Graduate Research School and Head of The Academy, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

David J Hornsby is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Assistant Dean of Humanities, Teaching and Learning, at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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