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Universität Innsbruck: Call for Papers for an Edited Book

 

Call for Papers for an Edited Book

Institutions and Organizations as Learning Environments for Participation and Democracy? Opportunities, Challenges, Obstacles

Editors
Dr Reingard Spannring, University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Education
Prof Dr Wilfried Smidt, University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Education
Dr Christine Unterrainer, University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science

Background and Book Concept

One part of the literature on participation, which is often motivated by the problem of social and political disengagement, is concerned with activities in relation to formal politics such as voting, membership in political parties and demonstrating. Another strand of discussion under the heading of participation refers to access to institutions and organizations such as the education system or the labour market drawing attention to inequalities and discrimination.This aspect harks back to the former in that lack of integration in education and labour market can contribute to social and political disengagement.

However, one can also consider these institutions and organizations as places of participation, as learning places for participation and as places for the deliberation and development of the common good. It is in this latter sense that we look at institutions and organizations that involve people at various stages of the life course.

We analyse and critically discuss which concepts of participation are meaningful in these contexts, how and how successfully they are implemented, and which obstacles to establishing and living a participative and democratic community are encountered. The edited book contains five sections referring to participation and democracy in institutions and organizations as learning environments. The sections represent the stages of the life course. Each of the five sections comprises two to three individual contributions, each focusing on a specific institution.

Academic positions at University of Queensland, Brisbane, AustraliaThe University of Queenland Academic Jobs

The University of Queensland, School of Education offers three new positions:

  • Lecturer: teach in STEAM focused courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) primarily in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Education primary programs and postgraduate programs in areas relevant to their expertise; pursue a strong and productive program of research relevant to the School’s existing and emerging research priorities; and supervise research students. Applicants should possess a PhD in Education with a tertiary degree in a STEAM Education discipline area. We are looking for a STEAM Educator with experience of curriculum leadership and innovation and, ideally, scholarly activity within the field.
  • Associate Professor: teach in the Educational Leadership field of study in the postgraduate programs and in the School’s Initial Teacher Education programs (primary and/or secondary) in areas relevant to their expertise; pursue a strong and productive program of research relevant to the School’s existing and emerging research priorities; and to supervise research students. Applicants should possess a PhD in Education, show evidence of innovative teaching contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree programs. The appointee should have a track record of leadership in education.
  • Associate Professor: teach in the School’s Initial Teacher Education primary programs (undergraduate and Masters’ levels) and at least one field of study in the postgraduate programs in areas relevant to their expertise; pursue a strong and productive program of research relevant to the School’s existing and emerging research priorities; and to supervise research students. Applicants should possess a PhD with tertiary studies in Literacy with an emphasis on children’s literature and literacy learning support and show evidence of innovative teaching contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree programs.

http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507671/lecturer

http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507670/associate-professor

http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507668/associate-professor

Please note: deadline for applications is June 21, 2019, (8:00 AM) Eastern Australia Standard Time

The UQ School of Education is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions in the field of education. It has been ranked as above world standard in the most recent ERA, and received the ranking of “high” in all three categories in its Engagement and Impact Assessment  for 2018-2019. It has a strong commitment to addressing issues of education and equity in the context of rapid social, economic and cultural change.

28-29 Oct 2019 Amsterdam - The Higher Education Conference - www.HEC2019.nl

THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2019

EXPLORING THE RESEARCH-TEACHING-PRAXIS NEXUS

Dear Colleagues,

The Higher Education Research Conference 2019 will be held on  28th and 29th October 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information see: www.HEC2019.nl 

Proposals on Higher Education Research as well as on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning are welcomed in poster, paper and symposium format. The deadline for proposals is 14 June 2019. Registration opens 1 May 2019.

We expect to welcome a mix of of HE researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry experts and colleagues from professional fields to exchange ideas and the latest research findings on higher education.

This conference is organised in collaboration with the HE division of the Netherlands Educational Research Association. 

Vacancy Wageningen University and Research: Postdoc project SAAI

We are looking for

Are you that enthusiastic interdisciplinary scientist who wants to contribute to a project on the acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a PhD with in educational/learning sciences, ethics or innovation studies?

Then we are looking for you!

Recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have generated a steep interest from media and general public and the acceptance of AI systems is an important focus of research and development. In the case of (process) industry, AI is able to accelerate sustainable transitions. However, although the technological developments are up to speed, the acceptance of AI in the industry lags behind and therefore does not benefit as much as expected from AI, as to yet. One of the factors, which is hindering acceptance is the low level of involvement of operators and their managers (i.e. end-users) in developing and implementing AI. Therefore, project SAAI aims to:1.identify which factors are hindering AI acceptance among end-users and management in process industry, 2.try to lessen or deal with these factors by means of involving end-users and their managers in the development and implementation of AI, and 3.enabling learning processes between the different parties involved. This all with the aim to accelerate sustainable transition in process industries. This project is supervised by two chair groups: Education and Learning Sciences (ELS) and Philosophy (PHI). We collaborate on several projects and are seeking to expand our team with you as our new researcher to work in this project. In addition, you support the development of new research projects and are open for educational activities. We are seeking a driven, socially engaged and excellent researcher passionate about sustainability transitions starting at a micro-level (i.e. individual or team level) with an affinity for AI. Furthermore, you show a real passion for linking scientific rigor with relevance for practice.

SAAI is a close cooperation between partners from industry (i.e. Nouryon and Institute for Sustainable Process Technology - ISPT) and research, both social sciences (Wageningen University & Research - WUR) and technological sciences(Radboud University Nijmegen - RUN).

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