‘Change the knowledge economy into a knowledge democracy’

Although the prospect of a radical transformation of higher education remains dim under neoliberalism, there is much that could be done to help universities fulfil their public-good mandate more effectively, according to Laura Czerniewicz, former director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town.

However, university staff will need to shed their parochial attitudes towards knowledge creation, teaching and collaboration if they are to produce significant improvements within the system.

“A transformative approach to higher education would be to change the knowledge economy into a knowledge democracy, which would entail completely…

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