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Educational structures in context: at the interface of higher education

Iva Apostolova and Tom Claes UGent (2010) At the interface : cutting-edge research.
abstract
The editors have grouped the chapters into three sections, each dealing with more general or more specific issues pertaining to education. The first section introduces chapters that deal with general questions about the existing structures of formal academic education. While the authors adopt a critical approach to the existing structures of formal Higher Education, they seem to agree that the primary role of university in creating and organising the social life, (helped by the personal example and experience of the teacher), not only should not be ignored, but should be reinforced to protect universities against the reigning opportunism, managerialism, and bureaucracy that seem to have been affecting, in various degrees, all modern structures. The second section of the volume focuses on more specific issues concerning Higher Education in different national contexts. While the challenges that Higher Education faces in Canada are different than the challenges it faces in Pakistan or Turkey, the authors agree on one thing: Higher Education should promote the values of democracy and tolerance, prepare students not only for the labour market but also for active citizenship. Historically, universities have been hubs of creativity. In the context of globalisation where national and cultural boundaries are questioned, universities should resume (or keep) their role of facilitators of social change. This entails the need for Higher Education to remain an autonomous social institution and be available to all social groups, including, and especially, the ones whose access to higher education have been traditionally restricted. The third section focuses on the impact of technology, and more specifically, the Internet, on Higher Education. The issues the authors tackle range from the use of Web 2.0 technology to the use of mobile phones and different online platforms during lectures. Despite the very different issues and goals that the authors see with regard to the use of technology in the classroom, they argue along the same lines: the fast access to detailed and voluminous information, and the effective structuring of this information that technology offers, should be incorporated as a useful tool in any classroom, to help the lecturer deliver the material successfully and remain connected to the students (and successfully resolve specific problems that students might face with the course material).
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editor
Iva Apostolova and UGent
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Education
series title
At the interface : cutting-edge research
pages
136 pages
publisher
Inter-Disciplinary Press
place of publication
Oxford, UK
ISBN
9781848880245
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:321562
VABB type
VABB-3
id
1856693
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1856693
alternative location
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/educational-structures-in-context/
date created
2011-07-11 20:01:22
date last changed
2011-07-13 10:39:51
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  editor       = {Apostolova, Iva and Claes, Tom},
  isbn         = {9781848880245},
  keyword      = {Education},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {136},
  publisher    = {Inter-Disciplinary Press},
  series       = {At the interface : cutting-edge research},
  title        = {Educational structures in context: at the interface of higher education},
  url          = {http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/educational-structures-in-context/},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Apostolova, Iva, and Tom Claes, eds. 2010. “Educational Structures in Context: At the Interface of Higher Education.” At the Interface : Cutting-edge Research. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
APA
Apostolova, I., & Claes, T. (Eds.). (2010). Educational structures in context: at the interface of higher education. At the interface : cutting-edge research. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Vancouver
1.
Apostolova I, Claes T, editors. Educational structures in context: at the interface of higher education. At the interface : cutting-edge research. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press; 2010.
MLA
Apostolova, Iva, and Tom Claes, eds. “Educational Structures in Context: At the Interface of Higher Education.” At the interface : cutting-edge research 2010 : n. pag. Print.