Higher Education research beyond the ivory tower18 December 2023
The metaphor of the university as an ivory tower suggests a detached mode of looking-on, whether about doing research, disseminating findings, educating students, or administrating all this. In contrast is a model of the university as reaching-out, in these same four spheres.
Researching: Exploring Experience beyond Examining Evidence
Disseminating: Open Source beyond Closed Shop
Educating: Social Learning beyond Autonomous Teaching
Administrating: Fostering Communityship beyond Emphasizing Leadership
We conclude that the 21st-century university should be seeking a dynamic balance of these two modes—reaching-out while looking-on.
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