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ERIC Number: ED352283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 29
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Beyond the Millennium (or whatever Happened to the Ennoblement of Life?).
Hamilton, David
In this lecture, the head of the Department of Education of the University of Liverpool (England) reflects upon the previous 100 years of the Department's existence and presents a vision of the Department for the 21st century. The notion of education as a science formed the foundation for the University Department of Education's intellectual and professional mission during much of its first century, but this idea has outlived its usefulness. An intellectual paradigm shift has occurred in recent decades, one in which knowledge is better understood not as comprised of absolute truths, but as transient and indeterminant, and affected by historical contexts. This new paradigm helps to structure the proper role of the University Department of Education for the next century. This role includes educating students to be reflective, critical thinkers, and preparing teachers to be professionals capable of responding flexibly to the contingencies that will affect knowledge, their classrooms, and the world. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)