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The Good University

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199643929
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0009
The Good University

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This chapter rejects the idea of learning for learning’s sake. It argues that it is not enough to send students formed in intellectual virtue out into the wider public world, but that universities have to take an active interest in the shaping and maintaining of virtuous and sociable patterns of reason across that wider world. It then argues that the university needs to be characterized by serious, socially inclusive, secular and religiously plural public arguments about the common good, and to promote such argument in the wider world by being thoroughly entangled in that world’s conversational ecology.

Keywords: higher education; public good; common good; impact; knowledge exchange; knowledge transfer

Chapter.  13433 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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