Sausage-free state

October 5, 2007

Harriet Swain made perfect sense in suggesting that as lecturers we must involve students in the knowledge-making process ("Ready to furnish tools of thought", September 28).

But isn't that what a university education is all about - developing independent thinkers through critical pedagogy rather than stuffing sausages in a sausage factory?

Sara C. MacKian
Lecturer in health geographies
Manchester University

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