University of Learning

University of Learning

by John Bowden, Ference Marton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0749422920

ISBN-13: 9780749422929

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Universities are rarely structured to facilitate learning and when they are, it is often done so in a limited way.
This book looks at the theory and practice of learning and how universities can improve their quality and competence. It tackles the past failure of the quality and competence movements and advocates a move towards 'Universities of Learning'. The

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Overview

Universities are rarely structured to facilitate learning and when they are, it is often done so in a limited way.
This book looks at the theory and practice of learning and how universities can improve their quality and competence. It tackles the past failure of the quality and competence movements and advocates a move towards 'Universities of Learning'. The authors advocate an integration of elements that are often dealt with separately - theory and practice, teaching and research, and the levels of institution and individual - and handle these dimensions of integration in conjunction with each other.
This new paperback edition will be essential reading for all those who are concerned with improving learning in higher education. It includes an updated preface that takes account of developments since the publication of the hardback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749422929
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Ch. 1The idea of the university3
Ch. 2What does it take to learn?23
Ch. 3Approaches to learning46
Ch. 4Learning and research74
Ch. 5What should be learned: competence and competencies91
Ch. 6Bringing learning about130
Ch. 7Finding out what has been learned160
Ch. 8Collective consciousness and the ethics of learning189
Ch. 9Quality and qualities211
Ch. 10Organizing learning246
Ch. 11The University of Learning277
References296
Index309

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