NL ARMS

NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2019

Educating Officers: The Thinking Soldier - The NLDA and the Bologna Declaration

Editors: Klinkert, W., Bollen, M., Jansen, M., de Jong, H., Kramer, E.-H., Vos, L. (Eds.)

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  • Gives an insight into the academic freedom and integrity essential to officer education
  • Provides examples of the reflective practice, critical thinking and creativity employed in the military field
  • Focuses on higher education, Bildung and military craftsmanship within the officer rank
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This book has as its subject matter the academic education of officers and builds on the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999 by twenty-nine European ministers for Education and Science, who thereby agreed to coordinate higher education across Europe, by, for instance, the implementation of the Bachelor's and Master's system.  In the meantime, military academies have also introduced the BaMa system into their programs for officers’ education, which marks a transition from the old days, when officers’ education took place within a national military system, under military command, and was firmly grounded in principles, traditions and needs, as professed by the Ministries of Defence and the armed forces in particular. So the Bologna Declaration can be seen as crucial leverage for the development of in-house academic degree programs as a fundamental part of officers’ education. With this volume, the editors of NL ARMS 2019 strive to offer a platform to both academics and military and civilian practitioners, as well as to combinations of these, to reflect and share their thoughts on officers’ education `before and after' Bologna, both in The Netherlands and abroad.  To this end, controversies and challenges, affecting various aspects and systems of officers’ education, have been grouped into five themes. Respectively, the first four themes comprise institutional settings and change; educational philosophy; educational challenges and reflective practices; and didactical solutions. The fifth theme, international perspectives, provides insights into the strategic environments and challenges faced by sister-academies, as well as ways to further officers' education across Europe, such as offered by Erasmus programs.  All the editors of this year's volume are affiliated with the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Governing Academic Education and Research in the Military in the Context of University Reforms

    Pages 3-15

    Rijsdijk, Erna (et al.)

  • Making the Academic Turn: How Bottom-up Initiatives Drove Education Reform at the Netherlands Defence Academy

    Pages 17-26

    Rothman, Maarten

  • Character Is (the) Key! The Application of Virtue Ethics to Improve Officers’ Education

    Pages 27-42

    Doense, Joost (et al.)

  • A Performative Account of the Use of Oaths to Enhance Integrity Within the Military

    Pages 43-56

    Timmermans, Job (et al.)

  • Officer Bildung: A Philosophical Investigation of Preconditions for Military Character Education

    Pages 59-75

    Jansen, Marenne (et al.)

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Hardcover $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2019
Book Subtitle
Educating Officers: The Thinking Soldier - The NLDA and the Bologna Declaration
Editors
  • Wim Klinkert
  • Myriame Bollen
  • Marenne Jansen
  • Henk de Jong
  • Eric-Hans Kramer
  • Lisette Vos
Series Title
NL ARMS
Copyright
2019
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser press and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-315-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-315-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-314-6
Series ISSN
1387-8050
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 360
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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