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Significance of Narrative Knowing in Student-centered University Education Curricula: a Hong Kong Perspective

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This paper was inspired by three important concerns in higher education, namely, changes in higher education curricula (Bourner, 2004), concept of a fully functioning university (Bourner, 2008), and nature of education, such a university offers (Bourner, Heath, & Rospigliosi, 2013). To prepare university graduates for the unpredictable changes and diversified needs of a fast-growing world, the authors explore the use of narrative knowing in designing a student-centered curriculum. This paper reports the learning achieved by students when a Hong Kong university applies the under-developed narrative pedagogy in teaching and learning.
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Keywords: general education; higher education; narrative knowing; narrative pedagogy; student-centered university education

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2018

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