This multi-authored collection covers the methodology and philosophy of collective writing. It is based on a series of articles written by the authors in Educational Philosophy and Theory, Open Review of Educational Research and Knowledge Cultures to explore the concept of collective writing. This tenth volume in the Editor's Choice series provides insights into the philosophy of academic writing and peer review, peer production, collective intelligence, knowledge socialism, openness, open science and intellectual commons. This collection represents the development of the philosophy, methodology and philosophy of collective writing developed in the last few years by members of the Editors’ Collective (EC), who also edit, review and contribute to Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT), as well as to PESA Agora, edited by Tina Besley, and Access, edited by Nina Hood, two PESA ‘journals’ recently developed by EC members. This book develops the philosophy, methodology and pedagogy of collective writing as a new mode of academic writing as an alternative to the normal academic article. The philosophy of collective writing draws on a new mode of academic publishing that emphasises the metaphysics of peer production and open review along with the main characteristics of openness, collaboration, co-creation and co-social innovation, peer review and collegiality that have become a praxis for the self-reflection emphasising the subjectivity of writing, sometimes called self-writing. This collection, under the EPAT series Editor’s Choice, draws on a group of members of the Editors’ Collective,who constitute a network of editors, reviewers and authors who established the organisation to further the aims of innovation in academic writing and publishing. It provides discussion and examples of the philosophy, methodology and pedagogy of collective writing. Split into three sections: Introduction, Openness and Projects, this volume offers an introduction to the philosophy and methodology of collective writing. It will be of interest to scholars in philosophy of education and those interested in the process of collective writing.
INTRODUCTION 1. Towards a philosophy of academic publishing 2. Experimenting with academic subjectivity: collective writing, peer production and collective intelligence 3. Collective Writing: An inquiry into praxis 4. Knowledge socialism: the rise of peer production - collegiality, collaboration, and collective intelligence OPENNESS 5. Openness and the Intellectual Commons 6. Radical Openness: Creative Institutions, Creative Labor and the Logic of Public Organizations in Cognitive Capitalism 7. Citizen science and ecological democracy in the global science regime: The need for openness and participation 8. Citizen science and post-normal science in a post-truth era: Democratising knowledge; socialising responsibility 9. Open science, philosophy and peer review 10. Is peer review in academic publishing still working? PROJECTS 11. After postmodernism in educational theory? A collective writing experiment and thought survey 12. Between the blabbering noise of individuals or the silent dialogue of many: A collective response to ‘postdigital science and education’ 13. Ten theses on the shift from (static) text to (moving) image. 14. Education in and for the Belt and Road Initiative: The Pedagogy of Collective Writing 15. Video ethics in educational research involving children: Literature review and critical discussion. End Note
"We love these diverse but complementary ways of describing collaborative writing, because the very nature of collaboration, of working together, offers a powerful transgressive alternative to academic silos and isolation. It resists the constraints on thought patterns, on thinking, and on linguistics that the idealized single-author academic text both conjures up and creates"
-Sandra Abegglen, Tom Burns, and Sandra Sinfield, Postdigital Science and Education