Higher Education: A Critical Business (Society for Research Into Higher Education)

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Higher Education: A Critical Business is a bold statement about higher education in the modern age. It continues Ronald Barnett's thinking of his earlier books but offers a completely new set of ideas in a challenging but engaging argument.

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Ronald Barnett is Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London where, from 1994 to 2001, he was also Dean of Professional Development. His books include The Idea of Higher Education, The Limits of Competence, Higher Education: A Critical Business, Realizing the University and Beyond All Reason (all published by Open University Press).

Kelly Coate is Research Officer in the School of Lifelong Education and International Development at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests are in the areas of teaching and learning in higher education, the higher education curriculum, and social justice and equity issues.



Jill Barnett is the "New York Times" bestselling author of fifteen acclaimed novels and short stories. There are more than five million copies of her books in print in seventeen languages. Her work has earned her a place on such national bestseller lists as "The New York Times", "USA Today", "The Washington Post", and "Publishers Weekly". She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her website at www.jillbarnett.com.

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"Ron Barnett writes faster than most people can read and yet every one of his books is first class and different from every other." - The New Academic "...this book is valuable in raising good questions to help us think through what the universityis and should be." - Open Learning "Glory be! A book on higher education published in 1997 in which the name 'Dearing'does not receive a mention...This book needs to be read by all those concerned with understanding how the new agenda for higher education can be achieved through a renewed focus on its critical purposes."- Studies in Higher Education

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Descripción OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Higher Education: A Critical Business is a bold statement about higher education in the modern age. It continues Ronald Barnett s thinking of his earlier books but offers a completely new set of ideas in a challenging but engaging argument. A defining concept of the Western university is that of critical thinking, but that idea is completely inadequate for the changing and unknowable world facing graduates. Instead, we have to displace the idea of critical thinking with the much broader idea of critical being. In this idea, students reflect critically on knowledge but they also develop their powers of critical self-reflection and critical action. This critique is transformatory. An education for critical being calls for a new approach to the process of higher education. It also has implications for the organization and management of universities, and for the relationship of universities to the wider worlds of work, professionalism and intellectual life. Barnett reviews what the academy customarily means when it talks about critical thought, explains why that talk is so often shallow and pessimistic, and holds up for contemplation a positive conception of a very wide self formed through education.He breathes completely new life into the dead notion of academic as intellectual - Professor Sheldon Rothblatt, University of California, Berkeley and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Anyone interested in understanding how we might develop universities and higher education for the modern world should read this important book. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780335197033

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Descripción OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Higher Education: A Critical Business is a bold statement about higher education in the modern age. It continues Ronald Barnett s thinking of his earlier books but offers a completely new set of ideas in a challenging but engaging argument. A defining concept of the Western university is that of critical thinking, but that idea is completely inadequate for the changing and unknowable world facing graduates. Instead, we have to displace the idea of critical thinking with the much broader idea of critical being. In this idea, students reflect critically on knowledge but they also develop their powers of critical self-reflection and critical action. This critique is transformatory. An education for critical being calls for a new approach to the process of higher education. It also has implications for the organization and management of universities, and for the relationship of universities to the wider worlds of work, professionalism and intellectual life. Barnett reviews what the academy customarily means when it talks about critical thought, explains why that talk is so often shallow and pessimistic, and holds up for contemplation a positive conception of a very wide self formed through education.He breathes completely new life into the dead notion of academic as intellectual - Professor Sheldon Rothblatt, University of California, Berkeley and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Anyone interested in understanding how we might develop universities and higher education for the modern world should read this important book. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780335197033

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