The Value of Knowledge

The Valueof Knowledge
edited by Ian Morley

ISBN: 978-1-904710-45-5

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CONTENTS

Foreword

vii

PART I       The Valuing of Knowledge
Managing Knowledge Pluralism
S. Ram Vemuri

3

Struggling to Articulate the Value of its Knowledge Base:
The Crisis in Contemporary Nursing
Heather McKenzie, Maureen Boughton, Lillian Hayes, and Sue Forsyth

15

The Classics & Australian Culture Wars
Mark Rolfe

27

Making the Structures Tumble: Knowledge as a Value
to Overcome Borders
Mireta von Gerlach

47

PART II      The Utilization, Application and Influence of Modern Technologies
Old Discourse, New Object: Wikipedia
Nathaniel Tkacz

57

Data Management in e-Governance Through Push-Pull Technique:
A Case Study
Gopalkrishna Joshi, Narasimha H. Ayachit and Kamakshi Prasad

69

The Impact of the Internet upon the Commodity of Knowledge
& the Craft of History
Ian Morley

75

Permanent Linking: A Virtual Learning Environment Content
Integration Strategy
Tanya du Plessis

85

“Most Intellectuals Will Only Half Listen”: Knowledge,
Higher Education and Hip-Hop Studies
Graham Preston

99

PART III Discourses of Knowledge
The Theory vs. Practice Balance at Universities
Christine Lee

113

Epistemological Uncertainties in the Discourses of Higher Education
Heinz Kreutz

125

A Personalized Curriculum?
Richard Allen

137

Why Universities “Oversell What We Do Least Well”:
Conceptions of Knowledge and the ModernUniversity
Francine Rochford

151

The Anxiety of Making Academics Over: Resistance and
Responsibility in Academic Development
Tai Peseta and Catherine Manathunga

165

PART IV Knowledge in Practice, Knowledge as Strategy
Knowledge as Practice: Implications for the Tertiary Sector
Stephen Healy

183

Valuing Knowledge: A Strategic Approach to Embedding
Research-led Teaching in a LargeAustralianUniversity
Jan Schapper and Susan Mayson

197

Valuing Intellectual Freedom: A Critical Analysis of Policies
in Australian Universities
John McDonald

211

How to Figure it out? The Demise of Matriculation in Australia
Mira Crouch

223

Shifting Discourses in Higher Education: The Performance-Based
Research Fund in New Zealand
Grant Duncan

229

Why Mainland China’s Students Study in Australian Higher Education?
Moli Yang

239

Changing Priorities in the JapaneseUniversity English Curriculum
Robert Kirkpatrick

251

Convergent Trends in Iranian Private Higher Education
Farough Amin Mozaffari and Khorshid Padashi Asl

257

Index

269

Notes on Contributors

273