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Future of Professional Education

The need for the knowledge developed and managed by the professions is widespread. Universities will continue to change and even take on new forms.

Overview

Author(s): Charles Sampford

Some professions and universities have very long histories during which they have undergone many periods of radical change. Those histories have often symbiotically intertwined such that changes in the professions affected tertiary institutions and vice versa. This is certainly a period of such change for both professions and universities. This entry will:

  • Begin by rehearsing some of that intertwined history;
  • Examine the challenges to each; and
  • Speculate on likely futures.

Given the nature of the topic, this last aspect must be somewhat speculative.