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Wound care: Growing a specialism through education

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Wound care: Growing a specialism through education

Samantha Holloway
27 March 2014

Discussing the history of changes in the philosophy underpinning universities, Harriet Swain (2011) cites the German philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt, who in 1810 proposed that a university encompassed the “whole” community of scholars and students engaged in a common search for truth; while Cardinal Newman in 1852 posited that a university should be a place of teaching “universal” knowledge. More recently, the UK government commissioned a report (Swain, 2011) on the future of higher education (HE) that concluded that universities had four main objectives: – Instruction in skills. – Promotion of the general powers of the mind. – Advancement of learning. – Transmission of a common culture and common standards of citizenship.

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