Professor Ronald Barnett

Recent Publications

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- Chapters in books
- Papers in Journals
- Articles
- Forewards in books

Chapters in books

2017

  • (with Soren Bengtsen) ‘Realism and Education: a philosophical examination of the “realness” of the university’, ch 9 (121-137) in P Higgs and Y Waghid, A Reader in Philosophy of Education.  Cape Town: Juta.
  • ‘The Idea of the University in the Twenty-First Century: Where is the Imagination?’, in Thomas Karlsohn (ed) Universitetets Idé (volume of historical writings on the idea of the university). Gothenburg: Daidalos.

    (in press)

  • (with Michael Peters) ‘Introduction’, The Idea of the University, Volume One.  Peter Lang.
  • ‘The Ecological University’, in Ronald Barnett and Michael Peters (eds) The Idea of the University – volume 2, Contemporary Perspectives, New York, Peter Lang.
  • ‘The Idea of the University: Renewing the Great Tradition’, in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions insection on ‘Meanings and Purposes’ edited by Manja Klemencic; overall editors: Jung Cheol Shin and Pedro Nuno Teixeira.  Dordrecht: Springer. 

ISBN: 978-94-017-9553-1 (Print) 
978-94-017-9553-1 (Online)

  • ‘Culture and the University: An Ecological Approach’, in A Stoller and E Kramer (eds) Philosophical Proposals for the University: Towards a Philosophy of Higher Education.  Palgrave Macmillan.
  •  ‘On the philosophy of higher education’, contribution on section on Philosophy of Higher Education in on-line encyclopedia of education.

 

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Papers in Journals

2016

  • ‘Reasoning the University: A Glimpse of Possibilities’, in special issue on education in Tidskrift for Politisk Filosofi (translated into Swedish) 3 (20) 52-65.
  • ‘The Thinking University: A Feasible Utopia?’, in special issue of Knowledge Cultures
  • (with Soren Bengtsen): ‘Confronting the Dark Side of Higher Education’, Journal of Philosophy of Education.
  • Some pathologies of undergraduate research – and how to cure them’, in CUR Council on Undergraduate Research.
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2017

  • ‘Constructing the University: Towards a Social Philosophy of the University’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49 (1) 78-88
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2016.1183472

  • Barnett, R. & Guzmán-Valenzuela, C. ‘Sighting horizons of teaching in higher education’. Higher Education, 73, 1, 113-126.
  • ‘Eco-dreams and university geopolitics, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-3
  •  Barnett, R and Bengtsen, S, ‘Universities and Epistemology: from a dissolution of knowledge to the emergence of a new thinking’, Education Sciences.7 (38)

 

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Articles

2016

  • Preface to set of essays on MOOC futures, World of Learning compendium
  • ‘A Will to Write or “That blinking cursor demands words from me”’, in New Vistas, magazine of the University of West London 2 (1).
  • Conversation on higher education in Kulturos Barai (Lithuania)
  • ‘EU referendum: will UK become less global, more parochial?’, Times Higher Education, 24 June,
  • (Blog):
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/eu-referendum-will-uk-he-become-less-global-more-parochial

  • and also published in THE 30 June, p33.
  • ‘Eco-Dreams and University Geopolitics’, invited response to Michael Peters’ editorial, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49 (5).  Online: 10.1080/00131857.2017.1288799.
  • ‘Universiteto ideja tarp Sciles ir Charibdes.’ Conversation with Professor/Dr Almantas Samalavicius.   Kultoros Barai, 2, 14-17.

  • ‘The Value of Higher Education Today’, article in local church magazine (Christ Church, West Wimbledon).

 

2017

  •  ‘Understanding the University: Planes and possibilities (and even poetry)’, in annual newsletter of Philosophy of Education Society.
  • ‘University Education: Glimpsing a New Direction’, contribution to compendium, Challenges and Opportunities for the Century Ahead, celebrating 100 years anniversary of Osmania University, India.

  • (in press)

  • ‘General Education: A Reconsideration’, in Reflexiones Sobre los Estudios Generales en Educación Superior’, Baranquilla, Colombia: Uninorte.

 

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Forewards in books

2016    

  • Foreword for Jamie P Halsall and Michael Snowden (eds.) The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum.  Springer.

  • Foreword for Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid, Educational leadership-in-becoming: On the potential of leadership in action. Routledge.
  • Foreword for Norman J Jackson (ed), Exploring Learning Ecologies.  Chalk Mountain.
  • Foreword for Stephen Heap (ed), The Universities We Need: Theological Developments. Routledge.
  • Foreword for Henk Huijser and Megan Kek, Problem-based learning into the future: Imagining an agile PBL ecology for learning.  Springer.

 

2017   

  • Foreword for Dilly Fung, A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education.  London: UCL Press.

 

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