Optimising the Third Space in Higher Education: Case Studies of Intercultural and Cross-Boundary Collaboration

Veles, Natalia (2023) Optimising the Third Space in Higher Education: Case Studies of Intercultural and Cross-Boundary Collaboration. Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

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Drawing on an empirical study of the cross-boundary, cross-campus, and intercultural collaborations between professional and academic staff, at both an Australian and a Singaporean university, this book demonstrates the potential of third space collaboration in higher education. Through a multi-case study methodology, the author draws on the antecedent resources of spatial theory to investigate how staff working together, crossing, and transcending various traditional and imaginary boundaries created innovative boundary practices while successfully completing the university projects. The third space projects under investigation range from increasing the academic research visibility and commercialisation of a research solution to expanding the educational choices for students in one geographical region and developing a research culture in one international campus. The findings present practical approaches to strengthening collegiality and professional partnering, challenging the reader to reflect on potential strategies that will apply to their own work environments. This book will be a useful resource for researchers in higher education, particularly those interested in the third space theory and practice, university collaboration, collaborative capital, and impacts of diversification of university staff roles and identities.

Item ID: 77165
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 9781003259527
Copyright Information: © 2023 Natalia Veles.
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 03:55
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160204 Management, resources and leadership @ 100%
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