The Enquiring University
. Rowland, Stephen. Open University Press, ISBN 0335216021, October 2006, 176 pages.
The book explores the relation among teaching, research and learning
and their place in a wider social context. Some of the central questions raised in The Enquiring University
What is the purpose of higher education?
How do teaching and research relate?
How can the intellectual purposes of higher education be restored?
The author develops a conception of enquiry
, which can play a central role in the understanding of academic work. The concept values the academic tradition of a love for the subject, encouraging at the same time exploration across disciplinary and other cultural boundaries.