Wisdom in the University
Edited by Ronald Barnett, Nicholas Maxwell
Routledge – 2008 – 106 pages
This provocative and challenging book questions how people think about what universities should seek to do and how they should respond to the grave problems of our age. It addresses issues such as:
With contributions from leading experts in various fields Wisdom in the University is essential reading for all those interested in the future of universities and philosophy of education.
This book was previously published as a special issue of London Review of Education
1. From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Case for a Revolution 2. Teaching for Wisdom: What Matters is not what Students Know, but How They Use It 3. Wisdom as Skill: Teaching Wisdom for Lifelong Learning 4. Wisdom Remembered: Recovering a Theological Vision of Wisdom for the Academe 5. Shakespeare’s Take on Human Wisdom 6. Irreconciliable differences? Rationality v Cautious Confidence in Academia 7. To what extent does Academic put Wisdom-Inquiry into Practice? 8. The Pursuit of Wisdom and Commercial Pressures