On the Facilitation of the Academy

Editors: Westergaard, Elias, Wiewiura, Joachim S. (Eds.)

  • In its brevity, this book is unique for bringing together different original scholarly publications (from Mladen Dolar’s internationally acclaimed psychoanalytic approach to Ray Land’s educationally ground-breaking theory of curricula) and, as such, provides a wide spectrum of insightful ideas on education and learning for university teachers, students and administrators at the university level.

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"The ‘academy’ is not restricted to the architectural limits of the university, but a broader conception of education that, through its social dissemination, ought to be continually shaped in relation to academic practice, thinking and living. Educational institutions are not solely modern providers of a pertinent workforce but foremost communities of thought with cultural, political and social importance. On the Facilitation of the Academy is thus concerned with educational issues that cohere, but also quarrels with, the university institution today as the highest institutionalised place for learning. The contributors in this volume consider practices of learning, teaching and knowledge acquisition in academic environments. It challenges educational issues in relation to conversation, discourse and tradition as well as contains contributions on threshold concepts, knowledge production and dangerous thinking. Belonging to a variety of academic orientations – philosophy, educational theory, psychoanalysis, communication studies – the authors in this volume offer different takes, but share similar features and aspects, on the worries that should occupy academe today."

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Paradoxical Tensions Between Bildung and Ausbildung in Academia

    Schaffar, Birgit (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Facilitating the Academy through Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

    Land, Ray

    Pages 17-29

  • The Master and the Professor are Dead, and I am not Feeling Well Myself

    Dolar, Mladen

    Pages 31-43

  • The Discourse of the University1

    Bjerre, Henrik Jøker

    Pages 45-55

  • Collaborative Knowledge2

    Pedersen, David Budtz

    Pages 57-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Facilitation of the Academy
Editors
  • Elias Westergaard
  • Joachim S. Wiewiura
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-974-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-974-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 100
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