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By Stephen Cowden,Gurnam Singh

This provocative book's start line is a deep and profound quandary in regards to the commodification of information in the modern university.

Acts of Knowing goals to supply readers with a method of realizing the problems from the point of view of severe Pedagogy; an academic philosophy which believes that 'knowing' has to be free of the restrictions of the monetary and managerialist logics which dominate the modern collage. severe Pedagogy is critical for 3 key purposes: it conceptualises pedagogy as a means of engagement among the trainer and taught; secondly that that engagement is predicated on an underlying humanistic view approximately human worthy and price; and thirdly that the 'knowing' which could pop out of this engagement has to be understood basically as trade among humans, instead of a monetary exchange.

Cowden and Singh argue that the belief of schooling as easily a way for securing financial returns for the person and for the society's positioning in a world industry, represents a essentially impoverished notion of schooling, which impoverishes not only participants, yet society as a whole.

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