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Paul Ashwin

Professor of Higher Education at Lancaster University

Paul Ashwin is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University. He is Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) and leads the Centre’s Graduate Experiences of Employability and Knowledge project, which is examining the experiences of graduates of chemistry and chemical engineering in England, South Africa and the United States. His book, Transforming University Education: A Manifesto (Bloomsbury, 2020), argues for a focus on the educational, rather than economic, purposes of university degrees in order to understand their transformational impact on students and societies. He is also the lead author on Reflective Teaching in Higher Education (Bloomsbury 2015, 2020) written by an international team to support the development of research-informed university teaching.

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What are we educating for?

Although it has always been significant, the question of what we are educating for is now particularly important. There is growing consensus that the educational challenges we face require...

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