The sound of higher education: sensuous epistemologies and the mess of knowing

Phipps, A.M. (2007) The sound of higher education: sensuous epistemologies and the mess of knowing. London Review of Education, 5(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1080/14748460601045671)

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The soundscape of higher education is changing. The changes reflect an age of managerialism and an age of uncertainty. These changes call on us to give up on some of the ways we have understood knowledge in the past and prompt us to find news ways of recognizing and understanding the complexities facing higher education research. This paper explores the possibilities opened up by perceptions of higher education gained through the senses, especially through the auditory sense. Taking the case of modern languages it t some of the contours of the soundscape of higher education – its grief and its diversity.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor and Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in London Review of Education, Volume 5 Issue 1, March 2007. doi:10.1080/14748460601045671 (
Keywords:Sound, sensuous, mess, higher education, languages, poetry.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Phipps, Professor Alison
Authors: Phipps, A.M.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy
Journal Name:London Review of Education
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1474-8479

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