ERIC Number: ED469702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Steps towards the Knowledge Society: Reflections on the Process of Knowledge Development. CEDEFOP Reference Series.
Nyhan, Barry, Ed.
This 11-chapter book is intended to explore the ways in which professional and vocational education and training (VET) can contribute toward building the emerging "knowledge society," particularly the ways in which the research and development community can take proactive steps to shape the emerging knowledge society. Part 1, on promoting knowledge development, contains these chapters: "Introduction" (Barry Nyhan) and "Knowledge Development, Research, and Collaborative Learning" (Barry Nyhan). Part 2, which attempts to illustrate knowledge development actions, contains "Supporting European Research Cooperation" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Knowledge Development and Deliberative Reasoning" (Sten Pettersson); "Building Arenas for Collaborative Development in a Swedish Context" (Bernd Hofmeier); and "Making Sense of Mobility Projects as Vehicles for Learning" (Soren Kristensen). Part 3, on information and communication technologies and knowledge development, includes these chapters:"Creating Spaces for Knowledge Development" (Alan Brown, Graham Attwell) and "Web-based Support for Collaborative Research" (Sabine Manning). Part 4 covers theories, frameworks, and conceptual issues with "Theories of Knowledge Development within Organizations" (Massimo Tomassini); "Capturing the Knowledge Embedded in Practice through Action Research" (Barry Nyhan); "The Limitation of Computers in the Management of Knowledge" (Tyggvi Thayer). (Individual chapters contain references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adults, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Institutional Cooperation, Knowledge Level, Linking Agents, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Research and Development, Research Coordinating Units, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Research Utilization, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).