Chapter 3.6: Teaching for Transformation: Higher Education Institutions, Critical Pedagogy and Social Impact
Within British academia there is now an argument to engage ‘beyond the journal article’ (Pain et al. 2011); that higher education institutions have a role within social, economic and political development. This is a view that has now been formalised through the introduction of the research assessment category of ‘demonstrable benefits to the wider economy and society’ (HEFCE 2015) Embracing Freirean approaches; we use participatory methods to critically appraise the role of higher education in social transformation. Building on individual experiences we will then develop a collective vision and pathway for moving beyond ‘impact’ and towards collective transformation.
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