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 $132
Printed Copy: US $105
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

Introduction

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.

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