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1st Edition

Digital Agency in Higher Education
Transforming Teaching and Learning

ISBN 9781032400945
Published August 29, 2022 by Routledge
132 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Exploring how digital resources are being used to engage students in learning and improve educational quality, Digital Agency in Higher Education promotes an awareness of relations and interplay between humans and digital artifacts.

Examining the impacts in higher education through experience-based knowledge and a conceptual framework, this book:

• provides a detailed analysis of how transformative agency can be identified, enacted, and cultivated,
• offers up-to-date cases and a future-orientated perspective on technology and knowledge work,
• addresses fundamental assumptions about how teacher education has needed to and needs to continue to develop,
• explores issues of epistemology and ethics when facing increasingly ‘intelligent' technologies, and
• argues for transformative agency to place a firm focus on human interests.

Essential reading for teachers in higher education and educational researchers with an interest in how technologies impact learning and teaching, Digital Agency in Higher Education uses cutting-edge research to bridge the gap between theoretical perspectives and practices.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Transforming Higher Education: What is at stake?; Chapter 2: Digital technologies: tools, artifacts, affordances; Chapter 3: Educational quality, transformation and digitalization; Chapter 4: Digitalization, quality and policy: The case of the White Paper; Chapter 5: Affordances of digital technologies in pedagogical practices: a review; Chapter 6: A response to digitalization: professional digital competence (PDC); Chapter 7: Transforming teacher education - analysis of transformative initiatives; Chapter 8: Can we educate students for a future we do not know?


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Toril Aagaard is associate professor in pedagogy at the Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, University of South-Eastern Norway.

Andreas Lund is a professor at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo, Norway.