Sunday, 20 February 2011

Morning Scepticism: University Education

Universities are in an awkward position when it comes to what an education means. Is it just preparing students for their desired profession? Does it involve giving the students more short-term or long-term goals? Does it mean a wider or narrower interpretation? And how can universities go in terms of rival universities? A university that gives a wider curriculum for a given academic area might be providing their students with a wider education, but are putting them behind in their chosen field. The relevance of needing an education might even be questioned if it doesn't align with prosperity in the real world. And what about knowledge for the love and appreciation of it?

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