Journal articlesWound care: Growing a specialism through education

Wound care: Growing a specialism through education

27/03/14 | Articles, Education | Samantha Holloway

Wound care: Growing a specialism through educationDiscussing 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.