A new kind of societal knowledge creation?

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Berthel Sutter
Title: A new kind of societal knowledge creation?
Book: Von Umgang mit Differenz. Globalisierung and Regionalisierung im interkulturellen Diskurs
Year: 2007
Pagination: 241-256
Editor: Maria Benites & Bernd Fichtner
ISBN: 978-3-89896-245-2
Publisher: ATHENA-Verlag
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. Mathematics and Science (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för matematik och naturvetenskap)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: berthel.sutter@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The chapter outlines some theoretical and practical implications for “joint ventures” by re-thinking learning as an activity-transforming activity. In addition, it presents a “joint-venture” project in some detail. Finally, it briefly explains what it means, as stated in the title, that there might be a new kind of knowledge production that goes beyond individual projects and makes up a societal creation of knowledge.

And here higher education is the key. It is suggested that, when suitably organised, university students might form a mighty R&D resource, which is tremendously underestimated today. For example, the students could be organised as parts of research teams, which in turn could participate in joint ventures of interaction research - or in some other way that enables them to make contributions to research, to artefact development and to the development of work activities. In short: manpower intensive research.
Summary in Swedish: I texten argumenterar jag för att generering av kunskap kan ske genom ssystematisk amverkan mellan forskare och högskolestudenter, och att ett sådant arrangemang kan göras positivt för såväl FoU-verksamheten som för den högre utbildningen.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: högre utbildning, forskning, ny form av kunskapsbildning
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