Editors: "Kristina Johansson", "Göran Lassbo", "Eddy Nehls"

Inside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production

Personal Book: US $54 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $132
Printed Copy: US $105
Library Book: US $216
ISBN: 978-1-60805-727-6
eISBN: 978-1-60805-726-9 (Online)
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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Kristina Johansson
University West
Sweden


Göran Lassbo
University West
Sweden


Eddy Nehls
University West
Sweden




Contributor(s):
Madeleine A. Dahlgren
Department of Medicine and Health
Linköping University
Linköping
Sweden


Lennarth Bernhardsson
Department of Economics and Informatics
University West
Trollhättan
Sweden


Marta Bukowska
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore and University of Warwick
United Kingdom


Marcus Bussey
Research Fellow in Regional Futures
The University of the Sunshine Coast
Queensland
Australia


Lars O. Dahlgren
Linköping University
Sweden


Ola Fransson
Centre for Profession Studies
Malmö University
Malmö
Sweden


Steve Garlick
Department of Urban and Regional Studies
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan
Australia


Ananta K. Giri
Madras Institute of Development studies
India


Garnet Grosjean
University of British Columbia
Canada


Jan Gustafsson
Department of Education and Special Education
Gothenburg University
Sweden



Anna Johansson
Department of Social and Behavioral Studies
University West
Sweden



Kristina Johansson
Department of Nursing, Health and Culture
University West
Sweden



Bengt Kjellén
Department of Economics and Informatics
University West
Sweden



Göran Lassbo
University West
Sweden



Julie Matthews
Associate Director Sustainability Research Centre
University of the Sunshine Coast
Australia


Eddy Nehls
Department of Nursing
Health and Culture, University West
Sweden


Magda Niewczas
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore and University of Warwick
United Kingdom


Livia Norström
Department of Economics and Informatics
University West
Sweden


Hans Rystedt
Department of Education
Gothenburg University
Sweden


Annika Theodorsson
Department of Social and Behavioral Studies
University West
Sweden


Michelle van Geffen
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore and University of Warwick
United Kingdom




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