Higher education and the institution of the university exist in time, their essential nature w continually subject to change: change in students, in kwledge, in structure and in their own communities and those they service. These changes are accompanied by a quickening of time, leading to a heightened intensity of academic life. Yet the nature of time in all the contemporary work on the university has been largely overlooked. This is an important omission and Universities in the Flux of Time has gathered leading academics whose contributions to the volume raise a debate as to the influence and use of time in the university. They do this in an exploration of how these changes are perceived in higher education and how these affect its temporality from local, national and global perspectives. By dealing with the time within the university, the book opens new spaces for the development of the university and civic society. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the temporal issues of engaging with the past, present and future of higher education and its institutions, through consideration of the increased speed demanded for the production of able students and invative research, to the accountability pressures from central governments and commerce. Reflecting on these issues in the higher education sector, Universities in the Flux of Time is split into three parts, with each one addressing time and its multiple relationships with the university: * Past, present and future * Kwledge and time * Living with time This volume will provide essential reading for those on higher education studies courses as well as a wider audience of managers, practitioners, policy makers, academics and students and from many disciplinary perspectives including sociology, organisation studies, social psychology and the philosophy of education.
Paul Gibbs is Professor of Education in the Education Department, Middlesex University, and is currently editor of the Springer Educational Thinkers series. Oili-Helena Ylijoki is Academy Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI) at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland. Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela is a researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Education, University of Chile, and a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Valparaiso. Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Education, London.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Paul Gibbs, Ronald Barnett