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ERIC Number: EJ801812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Collegiality and Complexity: Humboldt's Relevance to British Universities Today
Elton, Lewis
Higher Education Quarterly, v62 n3 p224-236 Jul 2008
The two fundamental features of Humboldt's prescription for the new University of Berlin in 1810--research-like learning as a collaboration of teachers and students, and academic freedom of research and teaching (based essentially on an intuitive, but deep understanding of complexity theory)--are as valid now as they were 200 years ago in spite of all the changes over the nearly 200 years, including the substantial loss of societal status of the academic profession. It proposes means of adapting them to 21st century conditions, in strong contrast with the increasing present practices of school-like learning, micromanagement by top-down administrations and constant interference by governments. Man, it seems, is a delicate machine, which gets out of order easily. N. Kazantzakis, "Christ Recrucified"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom