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Living and Learning in a Knowledge Society: The implications of young adultsâ¬" knowledge-creating practices for higher education

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • In today's knowledge society, digital technologies are challenging traditional notions of knowledge creation, authority and expertise. This project will investigate knowledge creation by young Australian adults who will be the workers and leaders in tomorrow's knowledge economy. By focusing on university students creating knowledge across their everyday and academic activities, the project examines how living and learning in a knowledge society impact each other. Its outcomes will advance theoretical and professional knowledge by bringing together the sociology of knowledge and educational technology, and charting new directions for policy and program development in higher education.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0986748

Local Award Id


  • 10340

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • In today's knowledge society, digital technologies are challenging traditional notions of knowledge creation, authority and expertise. This project will investigate knowledge creation by young Australian adults who will be the workers and leaders in tomorrow's knowledge economy. By focusing on university students creating knowledge across their everyday and academic activities, the project examines how living and learning in a knowledge society impact each other. Its outcomes will advance theoretical and professional knowledge by bringing together the sociology of knowledge and educational technology, and charting new directions for policy and program development in higher education.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0986748

Local Award Id


  • 10340