Editors: Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo, Eddy Nehls

Inside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production

eBook: US $54 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $97
Printed Copy: US $70
Library License: US $216
ISBN: 978-1-60805-727-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-726-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080572691130101


This discourse on the concept of the ‘new university’ encompasses a number of interconnected topics, ranging from the impacts of the market forces on the old academic territory to current perceptions about relationships between teachers and students. The book focuses on the inside features of the new academia. Some examples of issues and questions covered include:

  • - New media in education, which present opportunities and challenges for both learning students and teachers. But are these new possibilities for all, or just for members of the current ‘internet generation’? Moreover, How can new media be arranged to support a process of generic, collaborative learning?
  • - A discourse on the ‘new student’. Nowadays, terms such as rationality and ‘Bildung’ have emerged coupled with a trend for searching for shortcuts and denying one’s interests in deeper understanding of subjects. But does there really exist a new student on a qualitative level?
  • - Free dialogue has been brought forward by many educationalists as one important way to promote academic knowledge. How does free dialogue really contribute to this objective?

The e-book relates such issues to the specific features of the ‘new university’. For a broad insight into the issues forming the education of the future generation, Inside the New University offers important clues for the understanding of the ‘new university’ concept to readers - including educationalists and government policy makers - interested in the qualitative evolution of contemporary educational institutions.


- Pp. i-ii (2)
Per Flensburg
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- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo, Eddy Nehls
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List of Contributors

- Pp. v-vi (2)
Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo, Eddy Nehls
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The Student of Today: Some Students’ and Teachers’ Conceptions of the Characteristics of a Good Student

- Pp. 3-13 (11)
Kristina Johansson
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Learning and the “Net Generation”

- Pp. 14-27 (14)
Bengt Kjellén
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Two-Way Tools in Higher Education

- Pp. 28-41 (14)
Livia Norström, Lennarth Bernhardsson
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Intercontinental Master´s Programme in Adult Learning and Global Change

- Pp. 42-66 (25)
Madeleine A. Dahlgren, Lars O. Dahlgren, Garnet Grosjean
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Authenticity and Learning in a Workplace-Based Educational Programme

- Pp. 67-94 (28)
Hans Rystedt, Jan Gustafsson
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The Discretion of Teaching in Higher Education

- Pp. 95-111 (17)
Ola Fransson
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Teaching, Power and Social Difference – Practicing Anti-Oppressive Education in the University Classroom

- Pp. 112-146 (35)
Anna Johansson, Annika Theodorsson
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The Role of the University in a World of Crisis: Environmental Sustainability and the Ecoversity

- Pp. 147-161 (15)
Julie Matthews, Steve Garlick
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Alternative Scenarios for European Higher Education

- Pp. 162-182 (21)
Michelle van Geffen, Magda Niewczas, Marta Bukowska
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Let´s Have a Conversation About the New University

- Pp. 183-211 (29)
Eddy Nehls, Marcus Bussey
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Universities at the Crossroads: Experimental Creativity and Pathways with our Futures

- Pp. 212-225 (14)
Ananta K. Giri
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Transitions and Transfers Between Academia and Working Life

- Pp. 226-237 (12)
Bengt Kjellén
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Written Assignment for Work Placement Period 2

- Pp. 238-239 (2)
Anders Eklann, Bengt Kjellén
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Beyond the New University

- Pp. 240-245 (6)
Eddy Nehls
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- Pp. 246-256 (11)
Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo, Eddy Nehls
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