Higher Education Dynamics

Reconfiguring Knowledge in Higher Education

Editors: Maassen, Peter, Nerland, Monika, Yates, Lyn (Eds.)

  • Unpacks ‘knowledge’ as a complex object of national policy, and in institutional practices in higher education
  • Detailed empirical attention to conceptions and practices of knowledge in HE today
  • Both ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ – that is, enables attention both to the governance reconfigurations and the reconfigurations of practice - and their interactions and slippages 
  • Based on two major national research studies (Norway and Australia) both framed in context of global changes today
  • Sets up a new kind of agenda for further research on the practices of change in higher education.
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Knowledge is now central to national economic competitiveness and to socio-economic endeavours concerned with inequalities and social exclusion, and in this context higher education is recognized as a core sector of national policy and strategy. Yet the changing pressures, directions and practices in relation to knowledge pose many challenges for higher education itself. How can and how should research and study programs within higher education align with wider knowledge dynamics? How can higher education prepare students in professional fields for different kinds of knowledge-intensive work practices?  How can short term economic objectives for higher education be aligned with other kinds of knowledge objectives that have characterized universities and colleges, and with the intensified impact of global rankings? This book takes as its focus the core interest of higher education in knowledge, and takes as its object of inquiry the kinds of reconfiguration of knowledge evident in national policies and governance; and in the redevelopment and practices of a range of professional and academic study programs in higher education institutions in Norway and Australia. From these detailed accounts, the book demonstrates the complexity of knowledge as an object of policy and practice; the competing logics that may be evident within and between study programs and policies; and the different kinds of agents and drivers that are part of knowledge reconfiguration in higher education and that need further attention going forward.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nerland, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • The Changing Fortunes of Intermediary Agencies: Reconfiguring Higher Education Policy in Norway and Australia

    Jungblut, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 25-48

  • From Disciplinary Excellence to Interdisciplinary Collaboration: How Australian Academics Negotiate Competing Knowledge Agendas

    Yates, Lyn (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • Multiple Institutional Logics in National Curricula: The Introduction of Learning Outcomes in Teacher Education and Engineering Education in Norway

    Olson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

  • Shifting Knowledge Forms in the University Physics Curriculum: Academics’ Perceptions

    Millar, Victoria

    Pages 83-96

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72832-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72831-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconfiguring Knowledge in Higher Education
Editors
  • Peter Maassen
  • Monika Nerland
  • Lyn Yates
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
50
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72832-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72832-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72831-5
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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