A humanistic higher education programme

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Abstract

This article proposes a concrete educational Berlin established by von Humboldt at the begin-programme - based on the reappropriation of n*nS °f the nineteenth century, as both a desir-the German humanistic conception of the ableand possible conceptual foundation for the modern university - for a reunification of the revitalization of the cultural role of the university “two cultures”, humanistic and scientific, with- (second section); thirdly, to delineate a concrete in the framework of the postmodern univer- educational programme based on a reappropria-sity. The first step will be to clarify the demise tion of the humanistic conception (third section); of the cultural and educational role of post- and finally, in a short section (the fourth), to modern universities (first section); secondly, describe two specific characteristics of the sug-t o present the humanistic conception of the gested programme. university, implemented at the University of Berlin established by von Humboldt at the beginning of the nineteenth century, as both a desirable and possible conceptual foundation for the revitalization of the cultural role of the university (second section); thirdly, to delineate a concrete educational programme based on a reappropriation of the humanistic conception (third section); and finally, in a short section (the fourth), to describe two specific characteristics of the suggested programme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalHigher Education in Europe
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

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