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>From: Dr Rob Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Idea of Education (Czech Republic) (5/20/05; 8/10/05)
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>4th Global Conference
>The Idea of Education
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>Monday 8th August - Wednesday 10th August 2005
>Prague, Czech Republic
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>Call for Papers
>(please cross post where appropriate)
>
>This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to 
>provide a vigorous forum for the examination and evaluation of 
>higher education and the contexts where higher education is 
>delivered. The project is committed to the tradition of liberal 
>education, the inherent value of the pursuit of learning and the 
>principle that knowledge must be an end in itself. In particular, 
>the project will explore the nature and aims of higher education, 
>its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in 
>society.
>
>Papers, reports, presentations, and workshops are invited on any of 
>the following themes;
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>1. The Nature and Purpose of Higher Education
>Themes can include: the nature and aims of (higher) education; what 
>a place of higher education should be; historical traditions which 
>shape higher education; the role of liberal arts education; 
>Žinstruction', Žtraining' and Žvocational training'; the changing 
>roles of and between universities, colleges, and polytechnics; the 
>Žusefulness' of education; the Žvalue' of education; learning and 
>distance learning; learning and open learning
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>2. Virtual Learning and Higher Education
>Themes can include: Emerging technologies within Higher Education; 
>International technology challenges; Organizational 
>issues/strategies in Virtual education; Financial issues (faculty 
>pay/timetabling/benefits); Part-time staff/ adjuncts' role between 
>traditional and virtual universities; Contemporary best teaching 
>practices; International educational experiences/lessons; Case 
>studies of experimental projects; Blended Learning approaches; 
>Professional development/ support structures
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>3. Society, Culture and the of Places of Higher Education
>Themes can include: the role of places of higher education in 
>society; the social and institutional contexts of the university and 
>college; the needs of society; reconceiving the place and work of 
>the university and college; multicultural and intercultural 
>education; linguistic and cultural diversity in higher education; 
>anthropologies, sociologies and philosophies of higher education
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>4. Democracy and Education
>Themes can include: the influence of John Dewey; higher education in 
>the context of political ideologies; the individual, the social and 
>the national contexts of higher education; authority, rights and 
>duties; citizenship, social justice and higher education; education 
>and empowerment; influences on policy makers in framing the 
>objectives of higher education; models of higher education and the 
>way they deal with power, participation, access and inequality; 
>challenges to established models.
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>5. Assessment, Audits, and Funding
>Themes can include: external issues impacting on education: funding 
>education; private sector involvement; government involvement; 
>Academic Audit; Research Assessment Exercise; QAA; Teaching Quality 
>Assessment. Fees, grants, and loans.
>
>6. Intellectual Capital and Property
>Themes can include: the Žbusiness' of the university - academic 
>freedom and the rise of managerialism; wealth creation; concepts of 
>intellectual and social capital; intellectual copyright; knowledge 
>and research; knowledge and teaching; the public domain and the 
>preservation of knowledge in libraries, museums, galleries; the 
>diffusion of knowledge through publishing, multimedia, and the 
>Internet; higher education and the law.
>
>7. Emerging Trends within Higher Education
>Themes will identify emerging trends in higher education.
>
>These are indicative themes. Papers are welcome on these and related 
>themes. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 20th May 
>2005. If the abstract is accepted for presentation, an 8 page draft 
>paper should be submitted by Friday 15th July 2005.
>
>300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint 
>Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
>
>Dr Rob Fisher
>Inter-Disciplinary.Net
>Priory House, 149B Wroslyn Road
>Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>Dr David Seth Preston
>BRG
>92 Colney Hatch Lane
>London N10 1EA
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net and BRG as 
>part of the ŽAt the Interface' programme of Higher Education 
>projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and 
>interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are 
>innovative and exciting.
>
>Three themed volumes have already been published from this project; 
>two further volumes are in preparation. All papers accepted for and 
>presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. 
>Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard 
>copy volume.
>
>For further details about the project please visit:
>http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/education/ioe/ioe.htm
>
>For further details about the conference please visit:
>http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/education/ioe/ioe4/cfp05.htm
>
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