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Recent developments in the literature on career have begun to reflect a greater global reach and acknowledgement of an international/ global understanding of career. These developments have demanded a more inclusive understanding of career as it is experienced by individuals around the world. Related issues within the career literature include the relationships within the career theory literature, or theory integration and convergence, and between theory and practice. The influence of constructivism is another influence which is receiving sustained attention within the field.
The series will be cutting edge in focusing on each of these areas, and will be truly global in its authorship and application. The primary focus of the series is the theory-practice nexus.
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Professional and VET Learning is a book series that focuses on professional competencies and identities, but also on conditions and societal frames of job performances. It includes education in economics, medicine, handicraft, ICT, technology, media handling, commerce etc. It includes career development, working life, work- integrated learning and ethical aspects of the professions.
In recent years the learning in the professions and through vocational education has become a central part of educational psychology, educational politics and educational reflections in general. Its theoretical modeling, practical application and measurement standards are central to the field. They are also specific for a new research realm which is until now, especially in the US, minor developed. For Europe the dual system, learning in the professional school and – at the same time – learning in the firm, can be a model for studying how issues of professional belonging, professional life meaning, professional biographies, professional change, but also especially professional competencies and sovereignties respectively securities are generated.
The books in this series will be based on different theoretical paradigms, research methodologies and research backgrounds. Since the series is internationally connected, it will include research from different countries and different cultures. The series shall stimulate a practical discourse and shall produce steering knowledge for political decisions in the field. We invite contributions, which challenge the traditional thinking in the field. Professionals who are accountable, available and certificated shall receive through this series a fundamental support, but also new horizons and broadened perspectives of the domain.
With the view of improving doctoral education, contributors from diverse cultural, political and disciplinary contexts critically analyse challenges and opportunities that impact on the experience of researchers and university staff. Readers are invited to consider their own circumstances and how the presented policies, procedures, values and practices, both common and unique, might either detract from or enhance their performance and well-being. Reflection on lessons learned through the pandemic are incorporated, reinforcing the value of collaboration and mutual respect between researchers and their supporters at all levels, for both the conduct of good science and a fulfilled work life.

Contributors are: Britt-Marie Apelgren, Diogo Casanova, Pam Denicolo, Shane Dowle, Dawn Duke, Fabiane Garcia, Martin Gough, Erika Hansson, Gill Houston, Isabel Huet, Sverker Lindblad, Bing Lu, Alistair McCulloch, Marie-Louise Österlind, Julie Reeves, Manuela Schmidt, Matthew Sillence and Gun-Britt Wärvik.
Digitalisation, Quality and Trust in Higher Education
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated change in the higher education sector across the globe and has required huge efforts and commitments on the political, institutional and individual level. During this period higher education was considered, maybe more than ever, as an essential sector. Providing critical information and, contributing to the delivery of scientifically based solutions to help societies overcome this global crisis, universities also simultaneously maintained core educational activities to secure the academic future of the next student generation. This required a high level of innovation, adaptivity and creativity. The book is centred on three main themes linked to transformation and change in higher education: digitalisation, quality and trust. The transformative power of the pandemic has raised concerns and questions of each of them.

Contributors are: Stephanie Albrecht, Tony Armstrong, Victoria Birmingham, Victor Borden, Bruno Broucker, Uwe Cantner, Helge Dauchert, Harry de Boer, Caterina Fox, Amanda French, Katharina Hölzle, Gunnar Grepperud, Seonmi Jin, Ben Jongbloed, Alex Kendall, Cindy Konen, René Krempkow, Anne-Kristin Langner, Theodor Leiber, Oddlaug Marie Lindgaard, Silke Masson, Clare Milsom, Jessica Nooij, Mark O’Hara, Matt O’Leary, Pascale Stephanie Petri, Rosalind Pritchard, Christopher Stolz, Elisabeth Suzen, Sara-I. Täger, Daniel Thiemann, Lieke van Berlo, Lotte J. van Dijk, Katy Vigurs, Tilo Wendler, and Tamara Zajontz.
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What does power abuse look and feel like in the academic world? How does it affect university faculty, students, education and research? What can we do to counteract and prevent power abuse? These questions are addressed in this collection of autobiographical poems, essays and illustrations about academia. The contributors reflect on individual experiences as well as underlying institutional structures, providing original perspectives on bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other forms of power abuse in academic workplaces. They share their stories in order to break the culture of silence around power abuse in academia and point out pathways for constructive change.
Theory and Practice of Values and Knowledge Education
"Values without knowledge are blind, while knowledge without values is irresponsible." This principle underlines the motivation to write this book. It presents VaKE, Values and Knowledge Education, a theoretical model based on constructivist learning theories, and many examples for its practical implementation in diverse educational fields. Thanks to its extensive theoretical foundation, the model opens up almost unlimited possibilities to tailor the course to the needs of the participants and to the dynamics of a process.

The justification of ethical values is attributed a general importance for the development of personality as well as for the thriving and flourishing living with each other in a society. School education aims at providing respective knowledge. However, this knowledge is separated from the subject matters, whereas for its application in daily life both – knowledge on facts as well as on values – are necessary and indispensable for evaluation, assessment and decision making.
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This book is about the reflective journey of Sharada Gade, a teacher-practitioner who turned into a researcher-practitioner. The book holds many lessons, as the author talks about her collaboration with teachers and her experience in coauthoring research reports with them. She also discusses how to teach and implement instructional interventions. This practical knowledge is supported by perspectives from cultural historical activity theory (CHAT). Such a stance offers conceptual clarity to the book's lessons by drawing from across continents, institutions and academic fields. The culmination of these efforts makes for fascinating reading, one that sheds much needed theoretical-practical light for practitioners to take transformative action in their own classrooms.
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Are you looking for evidence-based hands-on approaches to quality assurance in online programs in higher education? Then this is the book you are looking for. Quality in Online Programs includes approaches and practices to creating and maintaining quality in online programs from across disciplines, institutions, and countries. In this book, leaders in the field of online higher education share their lessons learned using customized approaches to online program quality, student support, and faculty development. These cases will be useful to those seeking to adopt or adapt such practices in their own contexts. The authors also focus on quality assurance at the program level, which has not often been addressed before and which is crucial to ensure faculty satisfaction, program outcomes, and a successful student experience.

Contributors are: Beverly Araújo Dawson, Patricia Arnold, Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Bettyjo Bouchey, Elizabeth Counselman-Carpenter, Michelle Dennis, Henrik Dindas, Cathy DuBois, Jo Anne Durovich, Sarah Fornero, John C. Gillham, Michael Graham, Amy Grincewicz, Montse Guitert, James D. Halbert, Paul Huckett, Kevin Hulen, Swapna Kumar, Nikki Lyons, Olysha Magruder, Bernhard Minke, Steven T. Nagel, Marleigh L. Perez, Jennifer L. Plahovinsak, Amy Poland, Mary L. Raber Johnson, Teresa Romeu, Albert Sangrà, Frank P. Schulte, Zaina Sheets, Bethany Simunich, Alfredo Soeiro, Nicole V. Williams and Veronica Wilson.
In this volume, Jan van Driel presents an overview of his research on the professional knowledge that science teachers develop and enact in their teaching to promote student understanding and engagement in science. Using a selection of ten of his best publications, van Driel explains his journey from a chemistry teacher to an international leader in research in science education. He highlights collaborative projects with colleagues and students that have contributed to a better understanding of the nature of science teachers’ professional knowledge and how it develops in the context of teacher education and reforms of science education. He discusses the impact of this research on the international research community, and on the practice and policy of science education.
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Through this book, the author shares the nomadology of Alys-we searching for the Ideal School. Fed up with the System, traditional mainstream education directed by neoliberalism and high-stakes testing, Alys travelled to over 180 places of learning/schools in 23 countries that were educating differently. Through performative autoethnographic-we the author shares these embodied experiences in poems, vignettes, journaling and ethnodrama. Alys realised that the Ideal School is an oxymoron and she argues that schools and schooling, even within innovative education, are not the future for learning.

By developing the edge-ucation and sharing stories from the ‘gems’ that currently exist in places of learning/schools, there is the potentiality and hope for a paradigm shift. The book encourages everyone to become School Tourists themselves. Performing School Tourism is a mediation between creativity, arts, learning and teaching, leading to change as it helps shape the identity of those performing School Tourism and allows them to add these new experiences and understandings of the possibilities for education to the Earth-we, the collective consciousness of the world. Read this book to follow Alys’ journey as they share stories and trouble different innovative pedagogies (including Steiner Waldorf, Progressive, Democratic, and Montessori). The reader can choose their own adventure, following the rhizomatic multiple voices of Alys-we.