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HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND PRACTISE CONFERENCE

International Symposium: “From Information to Knowledge; from Knowledge to Wisdom:Challenges and changes facing higher education in the digital age”. Stockholm, Sweden

5 November 2009 - 7 November 2009
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No registration fees; Bursaries for bona fide Post docs. Academia Website has full details

Rationale:The traditional model of higher education is inappropriate for the new context and challenges of the 21st century. European universities are rapidly becoming “mass” and “multi-purpose” institutions. This trend is paralleled by globalisation and the exponential increase of information, the flow, diffusion, and use of which is hard to monitor and control. A major responsibility of higher education institutions is to guide students’ learning in such a way that they are able to selectively process and transform information into deep conceptual knowledge networks. They should acquire competence, beliefs and attitudes for using their knowledge in adaptive, responsible, and creative ways in new situations, which is a major component of wisdom. Institutions of higher education must learn how to deal with the impact of this massive increase of retrievable information and the explosive development of its digital archiving and access. What are the consequences of these ongoing developments for the role of science in the knowledge and learning society of the future?The Academia Europaea is a not-for-profit registered charity operating as a pan European Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Letters of over 2300 elected members. The Secretariat is based in London. This event is part of an ongoing series uinder the HERCULES umbrella and is held in collaboration with the Wenner Gren Foundation of Sweden.

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Higher Education Research