1st Edition

Agile Learning and Management in a Digital Age Dialogic Leadership

    230 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers a detailed theoretical analysis of the fields of learning and management in the digital age. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it opens a dialogue between agile management theory and agile learning theory.

    The book argues that there is a tension between participative and action-orientated approaches on the one hand and neoliberal enclosure of the actor on the other hand. It takes this as an opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue between learning theories and management concepts. With contributions from a range of international experts, chapters discuss the need for suitable theoretical, epistemological, and ethical foundations as well as practice-orientated methods for learning and management to implement appropriate strategies and meet educational challenges.

    This highly topical book will be of great interest to academics, postgraduate students, and researchers in the fields of digital learning, educational theory, management theory, and communication studies.

    1. Introduction  Part 1: Learning to manage the digital turn 2. Agile cognition and the age of transformation Lennart Nørreklit  3. Revisiting enabling formalizations of remote work: learnings for short-term and long-term impacts Teemu Laine, Tuomas Korhonen, and Natalia Niina Maria Saukkonen 4. Digital technologies, management, and big data: a way to a "living" or a "dead" (school) life? Finn Wiedemann, Dion Rüsselbæk Hansen, and Michael Paulsen  5. Paranoiac versus agile management of universities Lennart Nørreklit, Lisa Jack and Hanne Nørreklit  Part 2: Learning and management in the digital age 6. From agile management to agile orientated teaching and learning: a heuristic analysis David Kergel and Birte Heidkamp-Kergel  7. Moving forward in social constructivist theories through agile learning in the digital age Ingrid Noguera  8. The magic of digitalized educational projects Nikolaj Kure  9. Lightschools® space and freedom for the co-creation of new possibilities, opportunities and valuable solutions Britt van Mensvoort - in creative collaboration with Mar Cano Mesa  10. Agile learning and management in times of crisis in the digital age: actor-reality construction in the COVID-19 pandemic Tuomas Korhonen, Fabio Magnacca, Ossi Heino, Teemu Laine, Jakob Liboriussen, and Hanne Nørreklit  Part 3: The digital management of the lifeworld  11. From the fordist self to the entrepreneurial self: self management in times of digitization David Kergel  12. Between romance and market: the construction of partnership on dating platforms Annick Ancelin-Bourguignon and Hanne Nørreklit  13. Conclusion


    David Kergel is Professor of Social Work, IU International University of Applied Sciences and Director of the Center for Diversity and Education in the Digital Age, Germany.

    Birte Heidkamp-Kergel is the Leading Coordinator of the E-Learning Centre, Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

    Hanne Nørreklit is Professor of Management Accounting and Control, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    Michael Paulsen is Associate Professor at the Syddansk University, Denmark.