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  • Reshaping the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 57.00

    What is the emerging shape of the University? Are there spaces for present activities to be practised anew or even for new activities? If these questions have force, they show that the metaphors of shapes and spaces can be helpful in understanding the contemporary university. Research, teaching and scholarship remain the dominant activities in universities... more...

  • Realizing the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 55.00

    The university has explicitly to take on a dual role: firstly, of compounding supercomplexity, so making the world more challenging; and secondly, of enabling us to live effectively. This book presents a fundamental reworking of the way in which we understand the university. It is meant for those concerned about higher education. more...

  • Higher Educationby Ronald Barnett

    McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 51.00

    Looks at the higher education in the modern age. This work reviews what the academy customarily means when it talks about critical thought, explains why that talk is so often shallow and pessimistic, and holds up for contemplation a positive conception of a 'very wide self' formed through education. more...

  • A Will to Learnby Ronald Barnett

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 55.00

    Examines the structure of what it is to have a will to learn. This book offers an idea of student development that challenges the dominant views of curricula understood largely in terms of skill or even of knowledge, and pedagogy understood as bringing off pre-specified 'outcomes'. more...

  • Being a Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 52.95

    There is no single idea of the university. Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. But what, then, might lie ahead? Being a University both charts this conceptual... more...

  • The Future Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Winner of the Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2014! As universities increasingly engage with the world beyond the classroom and the campus, those who work within higher education are left to examine how the university’s mission has changed. Official reviews and debates often... more...

  • Imagining the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Around the world, what it is to be a university is a matter of much debate. The range of ideas of the university in public circulation is, however, exceedingly narrow and is dominated by the idea of the entrepreneurial university. As a consequence, the debate is hopelessly impoverished. Lurking in the literature, there is a broad and even imaginative... more...

  • Thinking and Rethinking the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars compile career-long selections of what they judge to be among their finest pieces so the world has access to them in a single manageable volume. Readers are able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Over more than... more...

  • Understanding the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly systematic and exhaustive level to map out just what... more...

  • The Ecological Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 38.95

    Universities continue to expand, bringing considerable debate about their purposes and relationship to the world. In The Ecological University , Ronald Barnett argues that universities are short of their potential and responsibilities in an ever-changing and challenging environment. This book centres on the idea that the expansion of higher education... more...