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Realizing the University - in an age of supercomplexity

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The University has lost its way. The world needs the university more than ever but for new reasons. If we are to clarify its new role in the world, we need to find a new vocabulary and a new sense of purpose.;The university is faced with "supercomplexity", in which our very frames of understanding, action and self-identity are all continually challenged. In such a world, the university has explicity to take on a dual role: firstly, of compounding supercomplexity, so making the world ever more challenging; and secondly, of enabling us to live effectively in this chaotic world. Internally, too, the university has to become a new kind of organization, adept at fulfilling this dual role. The university has to live by the uncertainty principle: it has to generate uncertainty, to help us live with uncertinty and event to revel in our uncertainty.;Ronald Barnett offers nothing less than a fundamental reworking of the way in which we understand the modern university. "Realizing the University" is useful reading for all those concerned about the future of higher education.

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Author(s):
Barnett, Ronald
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0335202497
ISBN-13:
9780335202492
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press
Title:
Realizing the university in an age of supercomplexity

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The University has lost its way. The world needs the university more than ever but for new reasons. If we are to clarify its new role in the world, we need to find a new vocabulary and a new sense of purpose.;The university is faced with "supercomplexity", in which our very frames of understanding, action and self-identity are all continually challenged. In such a world, the university has explicity to take on a dual role: firstly, of compounding supercomplexity, so making the world ever more challenging; and secondly, of enabling us to live effectively in this chaotic world. Internally, too, the university has to become a new kind of organization, adept at fulfilling this dual role. The university has to live by the uncertainty principle: it has to generate uncertainty, to help us live with uncertinty and event to revel in our uncertainty.;Ronald Barnett offers nothing less than a fundamental reworking of the way in which we understand the modern university. "Realizing the University" is useful reading for all those concerned about the future of higher education.

In good condition. Pages clean and bright.

Author(s):
Barnett, Ronald
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0335202497
ISBN-13:
9780335202492
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press
Title:
Realizing the university in an age of supercomplexity

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