Spreading wisdom

Last month I was one of the co-authors behind a workshop about what business schools should teach, particularly in the light of changes in what employers want since the financial crisis of recent years.  One of the themes was that this could prompt a move away from universities teaching narrowly practical and vocational skills, towards a greater emphasis on knowledge and even wisdom.

Interesting then to see that this week’s cover story from Times Higher Education has Steven Schwartz, vice chancellor of Macquarie University in Australia, argues very eloquently for the same idea, and suggests that wisdom is what a university education should aim to provide.

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