Open teaching in the universities of Scotland, Volumen 8

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Página 9 - It is the place to which a thousand schools make contributions; in which the intellect may safely range and speculate, sure to find its equal in some antagonist activity, and its judge in the tribunal of truth. It is a place where inquiry is pushed forward, and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innoc1 Above is printed only the inspiring conclusion of the treatise so named. uous, and error exposed, by the collision of mind •with mind, and knowledge with knowledge.
Página 9 - ... hearers. It is the place where the 'catechist makes good his ground as he goes, treading in the truth day by day into the ready memory, and wedging and tightening it into the expanding reason. It is a place which wins the admiration of the young by its celebrity, kindles the affections of the middle-aged by its beauty, and rivets the fidelity of the old by its associations. It is a seat of wisdom, a light of the world, a minister of the faith, an Alma Mater of the rising generation. It is this...
Página 9 - It is a place where inquiry is pushed forward and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innocuous and error exposed by the collision of mind with mind, and knowledge with knowledge. It is the place where the professor becomes eloquent and is a missionary and a preacher, displaying his science in its most complete and most winning form, pouring it forth with the zeal of enthusiasm, and lighting up his own love of it in the breasts of his hearers.
Página 8 - The idea of the University, as we find it historically presented to us in the middle age, was to methodize, perpetuate, and apply all knowledge which existed, and to adopt and take up into itself every new branch as it came successively into existence. These various kinds of knowledge were applied for the various uses of life, such as the time apprehended them. But the great truth was always held, and always kept in the centre of the system, that man himself is the crowning wonder of creation ; that...
Página 9 - ... breasts of his hearers. It is the place where the catechist makes good his ground as he goes, treading in the truth day by day into the ready memory, and wedging and tightening it into the expanding reason. It is a place which wins the admiration of the young by its celebrity, kindles the affections of the middleaged by its beauty, and rivets the fidelity of the old by its associations. It is a scat of wisdom, a light of the world, a minister of the faith, an Alma Mater of the rising generation.
Página 14 - ... force, in all their forms ; and they strengthened themselves for their conflict by the freedom of their arrangements, both of teaching and of discipline. As respects teaching, I neither define nor dispute the changes that the altered conditions of modern society may have required ; but I think there is no doubt, that, in proportion as we can give a just freedom to teaching by introducing into it the element of a wholesome competition, do we approach more closely to the primitive spirit and system...
Página 9 - ... with mind, and knowledge with knowledge. It is the place where the professor becomes eloquent, and is a missionary and a preacher, displaying his science in its most complete and most winning form, pouring it forth with the zeal of enthusiasm, and lighting up his own love of it in the breasts of his hearers. It is the place where the catechist makes...
Página 8 - ... in which they are distinguished, but where they cannot make money. I do not believe it. I believe distinguished men will be found from time to time to do this. But let it at least be tried. It is not the part of a University to take precautions against its own improvement and its own eurichment.
Página 9 - Germany the body of privnt-docenten forms the nursery of the professoriate, and from it are supplied the extraordinary and ordinary professors. In this country no man thinks of devoting himself to being a professor. However strong his passion for the subject, however high his attainments in it, however true his vocation...
Página 6 - It was then unanimously resolved — "That it is expedient to consider whether the scheme of open teaching in the University by University graduates, under proper regulations and restrictions, might not be introduced into or extended to all the Faculties of the Scottish Universities.

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