Archive for April, 2016

Developing the skills for the 21st century jobs market

April 30, 2016

By Alejandro Caballero – in University World News.

As automation eliminates jobs, universities should consider what skills are most needed

With automation and technology eliminating more and more jobs, education systems, including universities, need to develop the more creative and interpersonal skills needed to weather labour market turbulences.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160419012006622

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

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Higher education at the crossroads

April 28, 2016

By Tom P Abeles – in University World News.

Universities can no longer see themselves as a singular centre of knowledge

The way we learn and what we learn is changing, but there is still resistance to that change and a clinging on to traditional ways of doing things.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160419144322590

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Competition or collaboration for change?

April 25, 2016

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Are university leaders too caught up in a competitive internationalisation system?

Are university leaders really interested in change and innovation or are they too caught up in a competitive system of internationalisation that only increases existing inequalities in the global education system?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160421103022691

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Transformative Leadership and Thinking

April 23, 2016

What is transformative leadership?

By Chris Roche – in University World News.

What is transformative leadership and what role can universities play in social change?

Transformative leadership is not about individual hero figures, but about broad-based social movements for greater equity and social justice. To promote this, universities also need to transform and open up to different approaches about leadership and social change.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160412200253987

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What is the role of the university in the digital age?

By Michael D Higgins – in University World News.

The role of universities is transformative thinking

In an age of intellectual crisis at least equal to that of the late 19th century, it is in our universities that we can begin to enact the transformative thinking required to reconnect us with deeper issues of what it means to be human and create a more inclusive society.

Check

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160412194215660

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

An international coalition to fight corruption

April 22, 2016

By Goolam Mohamedbhai – in University World News.

A conference in Washington marks the start of a large-scale, global attempt to tackle the growing scourge of corruption in higher education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160414151009133

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Credit transfers

April 21, 2016

By Christine Arnold and Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

The vital role of credit transfers

A good credit transfer system is vital for encouraging students to move through the post-secondary education system and is also important for social equity and inclusion.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160412205202306

Check also:

ENIC-NARIC Network – Networks of national information centres providing info on mobility + recognition of academic/professional qualification on:

http://www.enic-naric.net

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Reality check for open, distance learning institutions

April 20, 2016

By Nicola Jenvey – in University World News.

The open and distance learning vision of accessible, low-cost, high-quality provision has never been more relevant, but open and distance learning succeeds in accessibility and convenience much more than in experience and outcomes.
These institutions also have yet to make a convincing case for the pedagogical merits of scale, according to a new report.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160414215153430

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Higher education is trapped in a competition fetish

April 19, 2016

By Rajani Naidoo – in University World News.

The 2016 Worldviews Annual Lecture on Media and Higher Education delivered at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada, focused on the distorting effects of embracing competition as a means to address the challenges facing higher education.

“…Competition has colonised our world. Everywhere we go, every step we take we hear the siren call of competition. In higher education, too, we are trapped in a competition fetish…”

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160413131355443

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Universities must measure student learning, not numbers

April 18, 2016

By David Haworth – in University World News.

It is high time universities started to measure more what they achieve in student learning, rather than in enrolments, the Presidents’ Forum of the Worldwide Universities Network has been told in Brussels.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160408160634165

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016

Towards better quality higher education

April 17, 2016

By Michaela Martin – in University World News.

UNESCO’s project on internal quality assurance aims to avert a quality crisis in HE.

As a quality crisis envelops universities around the world, the importance of internal quality assurance is rising. A research project aims to find out what works and why.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160405163853393

Povl Tiedemann
April 2016