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Below you find current news, important announcements and updates.

  • NEW UPDATE Call for papers: Special Issue "What is academic citizenship"

    2022-07-05

    Academics and wider publics alike highlight the conflicting and often frustrating demands that are levelled against the university academic: be engaged in society, be truth-seeking and objective, be problem-solving, be innovative and entrepreneurial, be independent, and contribute!

    With this special issue, we aim to create a collection of thought-provoking essays about where these complexities leave the figure of ‘the academic citizen’ and about which futures can be imagined for academic citizenship. This implies many additional questions, such as who qualifies as an academic citizen, what society one is a citizen of, and how the notions of ‘academic’, ‘society’ and ‘citizens’ relate.

    We welcome contributions that inquire into the future(s) of academic citizenship in a university which will not go back to what it was in an often-idealised past. We hope for a number of short academic essays of max. 3000 words; thought-provoking pieces which pointedly discuss important problems of academic citizenship, or new ideas for academic citizenship. The essays are stylistically freer than an academic article and references should be kept in the range of 10-15.    Read more about NEW UPDATE Call for papers: Special Issue "What is academic citizenship"
  • Extended deadline! Call for Papers: Special Issue "Critiquing the Sacred and the Profane in Higher Education"

    2022-04-20

    Extended deadline: 31 December 2022

    From a historical perspective what is considered sacred or profane has shifted over time in higher education (HE). Terms such as ‘collaboration’, ‘internationalisation’, ‘collegiality’, ‘active’ and ‘deep learning’ are part of the current sacred vocabulary of contemporary HE and  academic key concepts, such as ‘learning outcomes’ have been imported into institutional settings, sanctified within managerial discourse with a possible impact both on belief systems and practices. This does not imply that some of these terms are not contested, especially by more critical members of the academic community, and operationalised in ways that their originators had never intended. Nevertheless, terms widely used in both the academic and managerial lexicon are rarely subjected to critical questioning or attention given to their transition into mantras in institutional settings influencing academic discourses and practises in the process.

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  • JPHE first issue 2022

    2022-02-07

    In the opening line of the first issue of JPHE in 2019, the editorial team posed the following pertinent and critically reflective question: ‘Does the higher education research community really need another research journal?’ (The Editorial Team, 2019, p. 1). In their editorial, they provide a well-argued case for answering this question in the affirmative. The journal’s policy statement also makes a good case as to why JPHE is distinctive defining education as ‘a moral and political activity’ and emphasising the way in which ‘the journal is committed to research aimed at the transformation of existing practices and conditions in higher education.’ (JPHE, 2022, para. 1). Please read more in our new issue 2022 4(1).

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  • First call for papers: 2022

    2021-11-10

    The Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is now calling for papers for its 2022 issues. JPHE is a journal dedicated to high quality research on, or scholarship related to, praxis within higher education teaching, learning, research, and activities aimed at impact on wider society (e.g., policy analysis, activist research, or capacity building). Our previous issues are available here: https://journals.hb.se/jphe/.

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  • JPHE's first special issue now published!

    2021-11-06

    JPHE's very first special issue, focussing on critical intercultural education in higher education, is now published! 

    Entitled 'From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting higher education practice', this compelling collection challenges prevailing discourses and practices, and prompts university educators to think about our own understandings of, references to, and engagement with, intercultural education, and the notion of culture.

    Congratulations to the Guest Editors, Mélodine Sommier, Malgorzata Lahti, and Anssi Roiha, and all contributing authors, for a highly relevant, interesting, and thought-provoking special issue.

    Kathleen Mahon and Lill Langelotz (Handling Editors; on behalf of the JPHE Editorial Team)

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  • JPHE's first Special issue

    2021-10-28

    We are very happy to announce that our next issue in JPHE will be our first 'Special issue'. The Special issue will be published within hours from now and on a very interesting, highly relevant topic:  From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting higher education practice.

    Please keep your eyes out.

    /The Editorial team

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  • JPHE’s new issue has just been published!

    2021-08-23

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the new issue of Journal of Praxis in Higher Education. In this fourth issue you can read articles in five different section:
    ·         From the editors
    ·         Research Articles
    ·         Response to a previously published article on JPHE
    ·         Interviews
    ·         Notes from the Field

    In the EditorialAngervall shares some of her thoughts on the journal’s status and where it is is heading.

    The three research articles discuss various topics, including Taylor’s An argument for polylingual discourse in U.S. higher education, Fremstad’s The (trans)formative power of purpose and projectivity, Beach’s Institutional management praxis and the logic of capital. Then, Hopwood by making the theory of practice architectures dangerous responds to a previously published article on JPHE. Shaughnessy’s interview with Gerald Cupchik portrays experiences of Mentoring in Higher Education. Finally, R. G. Jurado and T. Pettersson overview lecturer’s experiences during the mandatory online education due to the pandemics.

    You can access JPHE, 3(1), 2021 via: https://journals.hb.se/jphe

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  • 2021 Special Issue Coming Soon!

    2021-05-24

    We are pleased to announce that JPHE’s first special issue is due to be published in the (northern) autumn this year: 

    From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting teaching practices in tertiary education 

    Guest Editors: Mélodine Sommier (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Anssi Roiha (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands), and Malgorzata Lahti (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). 

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  • Second Call for Papers, 2021

    2021-03-01

    The Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is calling for papers for its 2021 issues. JPHE is a journal dedicated to high quality research on, or related to, praxis within higher education  teaching, learning, research, and activities aimed at impact on wider society (e.g., policy influence,  activist research, or capacity building). Our previous issues are available here

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