The Nature of Higher Education.

Ward, S (2006) 'The Nature of Higher Education.' In: Ward, S, Sharp, J and Hankin, L, eds. Education Studies: An Issues-based Approach. Exeter: Learning Matters, pp. 106-114. ISBN 1844450473

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section

This chapter is set within the field of educational studies. Its theoretical perspective is the historical development of higher education; specifically the ways in which the model of the university bears upon the nature of knowledge in higher education and the ways in which knowledge is formed. Its original contribution is the assembly of historical evidence on the development of the university from its medieval origins through the modernist period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the postmodern university in the market place in the 21st century. It is a significant contribution to the new literature on undergraduate Education Studies, being the first in the recent series of Education Studies publications to offer a perspective on higher education. It draws on research for which the rigour was tested by the PhD examination process. The chapter was selected for inclusion in the volume by the publisher and co-authors.

Divisions: School of Education
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