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The Undergraduate as an Engaged Explorer.
Boyle, Gerry; Bradley, Finbarr
Most undergraduates leave Irish universities short-changed, never having been exposed to the research process or the riches of the research endeavour. It is a tragedy that lessons and insights derived from research-based inquiry conducted by faculty and postgraduate researchers are often not shared with them. Universities are correct when they say research is the cornerstone of competitiveness in the knowledge society. Yet, the academic enterprise fails to imbue a passion, or indeed even an appetite, for exploration in most young people during these formative years. Students must wait until they conduct postgraduate research to enter the exciting world of discovery. This is too long a time to wait.
Keyword(s): maynooth; university; meaning and value of higher education; higher education; price; undergraduate; engaged explorer
Publication Date:
2006
Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Contributor(s): Kelly, T.A.F.
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Boyle, Gerry and Bradley, Finbarr (2006) The Undergraduate as an Engaged Explorer. In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the Meaning and Value of Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 5-24. ISBN 0901519766
Publisher(s): National University of Ireland Maynooth
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/9918/1/GB-Undergraduate-2006.pdf
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