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This volume addresses the broad spectrum of challenges confronting the university of the 21st century. Elkana and Klöpper place special emphasis on the questions regarding the very idea and purposes of universities, especially as viewed through curriculum—what is taught—and pedagogy—how it is taught. The ideas recommended here for reform concern especially undergraduate or Bachelor degree programs in all areas of study, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, the technical fields, law, medicine, and other professions. The core thesis of this book rests on the emergence of a ‘New Enlightenment’, which requires a revolution in curriculum and teaching in order to translate the academic philosophy of global contextualism into universal practice or application. The university is asked to revamp teaching in order to foster critical thinking that would serve students their entire lives. This book calls for universities to become truly integrated rather than remaining collections of autonomous agencies more committed to competition among themselves than cooperation in the larger interest of learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Quotation, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. Liviu Matei
  3. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Chapter 2 The Idea of the University
  2. pp. 29-44
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  1. Chapter 3 The Aims of the University
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. Chapter 4 A Manifesto for Curriculum Reform
  2. pp. 67-92
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  1. Chapter 5 The Renaissance of Rhetoric and Meaning
  2. pp. 93-116
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  1. Chapter 6 New Curricula and New Disciplines
  2. pp. 117-144
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  1. Chapter 7 Rethinking the Unity of Research and Teaching
  2. pp. 145-164
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  1. Chapter 8 Democracy and the Philosophy of Education
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. Chapter 9 Doctoral Education
  2. pp. 179-190
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  1. Chapter 10 The Status Quo of Technology in Higher Education
  2. pp. 191-236
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  1. Chapter 11 The University in the Digital Age
  2. pp. 237-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-280
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789633860397
Related ISBN
9789633860380
MARC Record
OCLC
961187674
Pages
302
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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