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Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education

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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

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. READERSHIP
    3. CHAPTERS
    4. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 1: Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers
    1. Chapter 1: Troubling Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SHIFTING TERRAIN
      4. CHARTING THE LANDSCAPE
      5. STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Organizational Agility in Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASH OF CULTURE AND VALUES
      4. THE EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND MODE OF OPERATION
      5. RESOURCES AND CHANGE DEMANDS
      6. OPTIMIZATION OF BUSINESS PROCESSES FOR EFFICIENCY AND AGILITY
      7. RISK AVERSION AND INNOVATION
      8. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS AND DISRUPTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Professional Knowledge Workers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES AND TENSIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Equity Policy and Knowledge in Australian Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AUSTRALIAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND EQUITY POLICY
      4. DEFINING KNOWLEDGE
      5. KNOWLEDGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      7. MANIFESTATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION EQUITY POLICY
      8. KEY FINDINGS AND FUTURE RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Higher and Further
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE RHETORIC OF EDUCATIONAL INTENT
      5. CROSS-SECTOR COMPLEXITY
      6. SEMANTICS OF NOMENCLATURE IN TVE ENVIRONMENTS
      7. THE CHANGING NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE FOR WORK
      8. HIGHER AND FURTHER: QUESTIONS OF POSITION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
  8. Section 2: Knowledge Production and Knowledge Practices
    1. Chapter 6: A Rhetoric of Certainty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMON SENSE ACCOUNTS OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AS TEACHING AND LEARNING
      4. REGULATION OF TERTIARY EDUCATION
      5. REGULATION OF TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS
      6. LEARNING REPRESENTED AS A SIMPLISTIC TECHNICAL ACTIVITY
      7. LEARNING AS THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
      8. CONCLUSION: EDUCATING AGAINST A RHETORIC OF CERTAINTY
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: In Search of Relevant Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING AND PEDAGOGICAL CHANGES
      4. THE NEEDS OF THE TWENTY–FIRST CENTURY LEARNER
      5. PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING SPACE DESIGN
      6. ADAPTATION OF LEARNING SPACE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: Embracing Social Media to Advance Knowledge Creation and Transfer in the Modernized University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL MEDIA IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION, TRANSFER, AND EXCHANGE
      5. CASE 1: USING FACEBOOK GROUPS TO BUILD STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION
      6. CASE 2: CREATING KNOWLEDGE WORKERS: A PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH TO USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO TEACH ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
      7. CASE 3: TWITTER WITHIN TEACHER EDUCATION
      8. CASE 4: TWITTER USE AS A RESEARCHER – FINDINGS #ACWRIMO
      9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Inclusive Growth in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT
      4. JOBS AND QUALIFICATIONS
      5. THE BRADLEY REVIEW SETS THE POLICY AGENDA
      6. RESEARCH ON PATHWAYS, CREDIT, AND ARTICULATION FROM VET TO HE
      7. RELATIVE SHORTCOMINGS WITH VOCATIONALISM
      8. TOWARDS A SOUTHERN THEORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 10: A Fourth Wave of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ARGUMENT
      4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY: THE TERMS AND THE CONCEPTS
      5. EDUCATION FOR CHANGE AND EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY (EfS)
      6. A LOCAL ORIENTATION TO EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY (EfS)
      7. THE THREE WAVES OF EfS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      8. TRANSFORMATION AND EfS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      9. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE FOURTH WAVE OF EfS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 11: Re–Valuing Constructed Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CHANGING VALUES
      3. TECHNICAL KNOWING AND KNOWLEDGE
      4. STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATHEMATICS) IN CONTEXT
      5. TECHNOLOGY IN STEM
      6. A TRIPARTITE MODEL FOR CHANGE
      7. STE(A)M
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 12: Properties of Knowledge Matter
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Knowledge Producers and Knowledge Reproduction
    1. Chapter 13: From Professional Expert to Novice Academic
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: The Scholarship of Knowledge in the Modernised University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Knowledges, Discontinuities, Spirals, and Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: DISCONTINUITY AND DISTURBANCE IN THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
      3. KNOWLEDGE AND THE “MODERN UNIVERSITY”
      4. THE IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: On the Production Line?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DELPHI APPROACHES AND THIS STUDY
      4. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCERS IN A MODERNIZED UNIVERSITY
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Related References
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors