Higher Education And Working Life: Collaborations, Confrontations And Challenges

Hardcover | August 18, 2006

EditorPaivi Tynjala

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This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the relationship between higher education and working life from three different perspectives: society, higher education and the world of work.
The purpose of the volume is twofold: first, to critically analyse the relationship between higher education and working life, and second, to offer material that helps university teachers develop their teaching in a way that their students will be better prepared for challenges of the continuously changing world.
The chapters discuss the interplay between education and work both from the societal point of view and from the pedagogical perspective. The book is divided in three sections. The first section is concerned with higher education as a part of society, giving a broader context for more pedagogically oriented chapters. Section two focuses on transition from higher education to work and the interaction of work and learning in higher education. The third section focuses on changing workplace environments and the role of universities in promoting work based learning. Practical examples of work-related project learning and other practice oriented teaching and learning methods are examined. Also, e-learning solutions carried out through industry-university collaboration are presented.
*Examines relationship between higher education and working life from multiple perspectives
*Aims to help teachers better prepare students for the working world
*Uses practical examples to clarify points raised in chapters

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This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the relationship between higher education and working life from three different perspectives: society, higher education and the world of work. The purpose of the volume is twofold: first, to critically analyse the relationship between higher education and working life, and second, to off...

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This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the relationship between higher education and working life from three different perspectives: that is of society, higher education and the world of work. The purpose of the volume is twofold: first, to critically analyse the relationship between higher education and working life and, sec...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 18, 2006Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080450202

ISBN - 13:9780080450209

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: CHANGING WORLD, CHANGING HIGHER EDUCATION
Jussi Välimaa, Päivi Tynjälä and Gillian Boulton-Lewis

PART I: HIGHER EDUCATION AS A PART OF SOCIETY

Mode 3, academic capitalism in the new economy: Making higher education work for whom?
Gary Rhoades and Sheila Slaughter

Analysing the relationship between higher education institutions and working life in a Nordic context
Jussi Välimaa

PART II: FROM HIGHER EDUCATION TO WORKING LIFE AND VICE VERSA

Bringing industry and academia closer together: The introduction of the Foundation Degree in the UK
Barbara Zamorski

From university to working life: Graduates workplace skills in practice
Päivi Tynjälä, Virpi Slotte, Juha Nieminen, Kirsti Lonka and Erkki Olkinuora

Polytechnic graduates working-life skills and expertise
Marja-Leena Stenström

A typology of the knowledge demonstrated by beginning professionals
Cathrine Le Maistre and Anthony Paré

Employment and part-time higher education: Socio-economic and pedagogical perspectives in increasing participation
Alison Fuller

Distributed mentoring in communities of practice
Anthony Paré and Cathrine Le Maistre

PART III: WORK-BASED LEARNING AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Changing workplace environments, conceptions and patterns of learning: Implications for university teaching
Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Hitendra Pillay and Lynn Wilss

The two-fold role of epistemological beliefs in higher education: A review of research about innovation in universities
Jasmina Hasanbegovic, Hans Gruber, Monika Rehrl and Johannes Bauer

Practice-oriented methods in teaching and learning in higher education: Theory and empirical evidence
Jörg Markowitsch and Karin Messerer

Work-related project as a learning environment
Laura Helle, Päivi Tynjälä and Pirkko Vesterinen

Learning in project-based extension training?
Laura Helle, Tiina Tuominen and Erkki Olkinuora

Employability: Approaches to developing student career awareness and reflective practice in undergraduate business studies
Bill Johnston and Aileen Watson

Online learning-through-work leading to university degrees: a case study
John Stephenson and Judy Saxton