eBook Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times, 1st Edition

  • Tanya Fitzgerald
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  • ISBN-10: 1466662034
  • ISBN-13: 9781466662032
  • DDC: 378.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 337 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Over the last three decades, higher education institutions have experienced massive changes. In particular, institutions of higher education have been positioned as a means to contribute to the knowledge economy and gain a level of competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times addresses ways in which knowledge is shaped, produced, and reworked to meet international demands for productive workforces. Divided into three sections that interrogate the higher education policy context, knowledge production, and knowledge workers, this reference publication focuses on the role of higher education in business value creation and competitive advantage, serving as a useful reference for academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series._x000D_
Titles in This Series._x000D_
Editorial Advisory Board._x000D_
Table of Contents._x000D_
Detailed Table of Contents._x000D_
Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers._x000D_
1: Troubling Higher Education._x000D_
2: Organizational Agility in Universities: Tensions and Challenges._x000D_
3: Professional Knowledge Workers: Tensions and Binaries._x000D_
4: Equity Policy and Knowledge in Australian Higher Education._x000D_
5: Higher and Further: Can We Keep Our Educational Promises?._x000D_
Knowledge Production and Knowledge Practices._x000D_
6: A Rhetoric of Certainty: Modern Knowledge Practices in Contemporary Education._x000D_
7: In Search of Relevant Learning Spaces._x000D_
8: Embracing Social Media to Advance Knowledge Creation and Transfer in the Modernized University: Management of the Space, the Tool, and the Message._x000D_
9: Inclusive Growth in Higher Education: The Development of Pathways from Vocational Education and Training._x000D_
10: A Fourth Wave of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in Higher Education._x000D_
11: Re–Valuing Constructed Knowledge: An Agenda for STE(A)M._x000D_
12: Properties of Knowledge Matter: A Re-Examination of the Glitz of Entrepreneurialism as a Change Paradigm for Higher Education._x000D_
Knowledge Producers and Knowledge Reproduction._x000D_
13: From Professional Expert to Novice Academic: Challenges and Complexities._x000D_
14: The Scholarship of Knowledge in the Modernised University._x000D_
15: Knowledges, Discontinuities, Spirals, and Universities._x000D_
16: On the Production Line? Academics in Modernized Universities._x000D_
Related References._x000D_
Compilation of References._x000D_
About the Contributors._x000D_