Creative dissent and constructive solutions: what contributions does Bahktin make to our understanding of transnational education?

Potter, Gillian and O'Neill, Shirley and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2006) Creative dissent and constructive solutions: what contributions does Bahktin make to our understanding of transnational education? In: AARE 2005: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2005: Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2005, Sydney, Australia.

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Creative dissent takes many forms, including generative tensions arising from collaborations involved in dialogue and critical reflection on practice. From generative tensions arise constructive solutions that derive from, and build upon, multiple perspectives; they are expressed in socially constructive contexts that respect otherness and that strive to facilitate shared understandings. The notion of dialogicality (Bakhtin, 1981, 1984, 1986) is pivotal to creative dissent and constructive solutions; it is fundamental to transformative education that has its aim as the mutual enrichment of learners, teachers and shared social contexts. This paper argues that Bakhtinian ideas, particularly dialogue and creative understanding, are fundamental to transnational education. The writers articulate the ways in which key elements of these concepts manifest themselves in the educational experiences offered to students at the University of Southern Queensland, a university committed to transnational education. The paper illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities in the shift from rhetoric to lived reality for students and teachers in an increasingly globalised world. Transnational education epitomises constructive solutions that arise from creative dissent.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:28
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 00:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative dissent; Mikhail Bahktin; transnational education; higher education
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology

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