University of Technology

McLaren, John (1989) University of Technology. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


This paper discusses the concept of a University of Technology opening exciting possibilities of developing a form of higher education suited to the needs of a technological society. Both elements of the title, university and technology, are equally important. The institution must therefore offer courses across the whole range of disciplines and at all levels, and at the same time ensure that all courses take regard of the nature of technology and technological change, its limitations and possibilities, and the human effects of change. This will, however, be realised only if we learn to use technology to empower the individual and produce harmony rather than domination. This requires an education which recognises technology as a form of knowledge rather than as a means of domination.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords educational institutions, tertiary education, Australian universities, Footscray Institute of Technology, Western Institute, combined courses, bridging courses, complementary courses, co-operative courses, Footscray, cultural studies, urban studies, languages, MCLAREN-BOXB1-DOC13
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