Slow Professor

Slow Professor
Title Slow Professor PDF eBook
Author Maggie Berg
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Pages 126
Release 2016-01-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1442645563

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In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

The Slow Professor

The Slow Professor
Title The Slow Professor PDF eBook
Author Maggie Berg
Publisher
Pages
Release 2016
Genre
ISBN 9781442613850

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Boogie Down Predictions

Boogie Down Predictions
Title Boogie Down Predictions PDF eBook
Author Roy Christopher
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 337
Release 2022-09-13
Genre Music
ISBN 191368928X

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Essays that explore the connections between time, representation, and identity within hip-hop culture. "This book, edited by Roy Christopher, is a moment. It is the deconstructed sample, the researched lyrical metaphors, the aha moment on the way to hip-hop enlightenment. Hip-hop permeates our world, and yet it is continually misunderstood. Hip-hop's intersections with Afrofuturism and science fiction provide fascinating touchpoints that enable us to see our todays and tomorrows. This book can be, for the curious, a window into a hip-hop-infused Alter Destiny--a journey whose spaceship you embarked on some time ago. Are you engaging this work from the gaze of the future? Are you the data thief sailing into the past to U-turn to the now? Or are you the unborn child prepping to build the next universe? No, you're the superhero. Enjoy the journey."--from the introduction by Ytasha L. Womack Through essays by some of hip-hop's most interesting thinkers, theorists, journalists, writers, emcees, and DJs, Boogie Down Predictions embarks on a quest to understand the connections between time, representation, and identity within hip-hop culture and what that means for the culture at large. Introduced by Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, this book explores these temporalities, possible pasts, and further futures from a diverse, multilayered, interdisciplinary perspective.

Slow Scholarship

Slow Scholarship
Title Slow Scholarship PDF eBook
Author Catherine E. Karkov
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Pages 184
Release 2019
Genre History
ISBN 1843845385

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A powerful claim for the virtues of a more thoughtful and collegiate approach to the academy today.

The Lean PhD

The Lean PhD
Title The Lean PhD PDF eBook
Author Julian Kirchherr
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 110
Release 2018-05-18
Genre
ISBN 1352002833

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This book fundamentally challenges the way in which PhDs are currently pursued. It applies lean methodologies – which have been embraced by start-ups – to the doctoral research process. It explains how to apply techniques such as the minimal viable product (MVP) approach, rapid prototyping and pivoting to each stage, from choosing a topic to seeking feedback, in order to save time, make the process more efficient and demonstrate impact. Chapters are enriched with insights from PhD researchers, practical guidance on going lean and a wealth of empirical data which supports this new approach to postgraduate research. This inspiring text is a must-read for prospective and current PhD students who wish to accelerate their careers in academia and beyond.

Dissonant Methods

Dissonant Methods
Title Dissonant Methods PDF eBook
Author Ada S. Jaarsma
Publisher University of Alberta
Pages 177
Release 2020-06-23
Genre Education
ISBN 177212527X

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Dissonant Methods is an innovative collection that probes how, by approaching teaching creatively, postsecondary instructors can resist the constrictions of neoliberalism. Based on the foundations of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, whereby educators are asked to explore teaching as scholarship, these essays offer concrete and practical meditations on resistant and sustainable teaching. The contributors seek to undermine forms of oppression frequently found in higher education, and instead advance a vision of the university that upholds ideals such as critical thinking, creativity, and inclusivity. Essential reading for faculty and graduate students in the humanities, Dissonant Methods offers urgent, galvanizing ideas for anyone currently teaching in a college or university. Contributors: Kathy Cawsey, Kit Dobson, Ada S. Jaarsma, Rachel Jones, Kyle Kinaschuk, Namrata Mitra, Guy Obrecht, Katja K. Pettinen, Kaitlin Rothberger, Ely Shipley, Martin Shuster

The Decline and Renaissance of Universities

The Decline and Renaissance of Universities
Title The Decline and Renaissance of Universities PDF eBook
Author Renzo Rosso
Publisher Springer
Pages 115
Release 2019-06-29
Genre Science
ISBN 3030203859

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Instead of following the Magna Charta Universitatum, the declaration of the principles of knowledge signed in 1988 in Bologna, the academic approach pursued in Europe and the other continents over the past 30 years has strictly employed a utilitarian model of higher education. This jeopardizes academic freedom, shared governance and tenure, the three pillars of the long-established model of universities. Scientific conformism and fragmentation, educational bias and authoritarianism are the major drawbacks, together with a poor readiness to meet the emerging challenges in the labor market and technology. In this book, Renzo Rosso presents a new model for countering these developments, e.g. by establishing novel democratic rules for university governance. The Slow University paradigm positions culture and education as essential tools for the long-term survival of humankind.