PED8030 Higher Education: Past – Present – Future

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

PED8030 Higher Education: Past – Present – Future

PhD course 7 and 8 November 2022

Academia changes – it always has. The changes that we experience today have fostered higher education researchers to critically question the consequences for organization, imagination and implementation of teaching and learning practices, societal aims and impact, as well as the very underlying principles of higher education. Are higher education institutions still recognizable as academic institutions? How valid are the historical, e.g. the Humboldtian, models of higher education? What understanding of knowledge is promoted through higher education practices? What kind of society is higher education contributing to? In this PhD course we aim to address key perspectives on ideas and practices of higher education in past, present and future. This means research perspectives that both ask what the university is for and in what ways we imagine a future for the university (or not), as well as research perspectives that address the actual practices of educating at universities. In this course we bring in national and international scholars and their ongoing research, and the specific topics which will be announced in the program each semester. 

Registration: by 20 October 2022. You apply via Søknadsweb.

Mandatory submission of a draft paper/blog (ca 1000 words) before the seminar, outlining theme and a main line of reasoning. It should be within the broad realm of the course theme and something you are currently working on. Submit your draft by email to Dagrun Engen, deadline: 20 October 2022. 

Evaluation/credits: Paper/academic blog post and participation (5 ECTS)


Programme - PED8030

Program

7 November: Open research seminar 

09:00 – 09:45     Keynote: Søren Smedegaard Bengtsen, Aarhus University
    Title: The PhD revolution – permeable boundaries and supercomplexity in doctoral education
10:00 – 11:00    Discussants (TBA) and plenary discussion
11:15 – 12:00     Keynote: Birgit Schaffar-Kronqvist, University of Helsinki
    Title: Means and Meanings of Research Collaboration in the Face of a Suffering Earth: A Landscape of Questions        
12:15 – 13:00    Discussants (TBA) and plenary discussion
13:00 – 13:45    LUNCH (self-paid)
13:45 – 15:00    Keynote: Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Title: Contesting, negotiating, and shaping higher education together
15:15 – 16:00    Discussants (TBA) and plenary discussion
16:00 – 16:30    Wrapping up day 1 – final comments
19:00    Dinner – restaurant TBA (self-paid)

8 November: PhD seminar 

09:00 – 09:30    Looking back at day one – perspectives on Higher Education
09:30 – 12:00    Workshop in groups (PhD researchers and tutors) – discussing blogs/papers
12:00 – 13:00    LUNCH (self-paid)
13:00 – 13:45    Workshop in groups continue
14:00 – 15:00    Plenary discussion
15:00 – 15.30    Final remarks, content and course completion

Learning methods and activities

The course will be conducted over two days, including lectures, seminars and discussions. The first day of the course will be an open, lecture-based seminar, inviting a broader audience. The second day of the seminar will focus on the work of the PhD researchers, with feedback and discussion of their draft papers/blogs submitted before the course. The course will be taught in English.

Compulsory assignment

Mandatory submission of a draft paper/blog (ca 1000 words) before the seminar, outlining theme and a main line of reasoning. It should be within the broad realm of the course theme and something you are currently working on. The drafts will be discussed in small groups with tutors on day 2. Submit your draft by email to dagrun.engen@ntnu.no, deadline: 20 October 2022. 

Evaluation, course credits and participation

Attendance on campus is mandatory. Submission after the seminar of a final paper (max. 10 pages) or an academic blog post within the realm of the course content and relating to the course literature.

Admission to PhD courses

Admission requirements

To be admitted to our PhD courses, you must have completed your master’s degree or equivalent education.

You also need to apply to PhD courses via NTNU Søknadsweb, and upload required documentation (diploma etc.).

NTNU students and PhD students admitted to PhD programs at NTNU apply for admission by registering for class via NTNUs studentweb.

Information about PhD courses for external candidates

NTNU Søknadsweb for external candidates
 

07 sep 2022