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The capability approach as a framework for reimagining education and justice

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As teachers in universities and elsewhere, we need to better understand valuable learning achievements under contemporary conditions of education, and have frameworks for reflexively examining systemic, individual and daily practices Of course education alone cannot change society but it can contribute to improving people’s lives, to generating debates for alternative discourses and practices, and as a vital part of an egalitarian agenda. Education affects our continuing journey through adult life and having a full life. Having the opportunity for education and the development of an education capability expands human freedoms to be and do what we value. It matters therefore what it is that students are learning, and what they are learning to be and to do in school.s colleges and universities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher Education an der School of Education der University of NottinghamDeutschland

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