The learning aims of higher education: a personal reflection

Tom Bourner (Tom Bourner is at the University of Brighton, Brighton, UK)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Considers the role of higher education with reference to the development of students as people rather than simply receptacles for knowledge. Charts the author’s development as an educationist and suggests a current total of six learning aims which he sees to be of central importance in higher education, including such factors as disseminating up‐to‐date knowledge and facilitating personal development of students.



Bourner, T. (1996), "The learning aims of higher education: a personal reflection", Education + Training, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 10-16.

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