Blue Skies: new thinking about the future of higher education in the Asia Pacific region: a collection of short articles by leading commentators

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Author: Coiffait, Louis; Hill, James

Abstract:

Blue Skies is intended to provide a non-partisan platform for debate, presenting a wide range of different opinions about the issues and priorities that matter to the future of higher education. Higher education in Asia Pacific has been experiencing a period of unprecedented change and continues to do so. Economic development and increased affluence have created demand for greater access to higher education and expansion of its systems. Funding, quality assurance, autonomy of institutions, the suitability of graduates to labour market needs, equity of access, international competitiveness and technological readiness are some of the key issues of the day. This collection of articles discusses the future of higher education in the region.

The articles are: Section one, 'How can we broaden the debate?', contains: What is 'higher' about higher education / Gavin Moodie; Why contradiction is (and always will be) higher education's great strength / Martin Hughes; A worried parent writes from the UK / Stefan Stern; Section two, 'How should higher education be delivered?', contains: The international student and the challenges for universities / Glyn Davis; Building a fairer system in Australia / Denise Bradley; Diversity in higher education and social mobility / Matt Grist and Julia Margo; Institutional values and the student experience / Annie Gosling and Owen Gower; Section three, 'How should we make the most of technology and data?', contains: From connectivity to next-generation learning / Chun-ming Leung; The students of tomorrow / Rikiichi Koizumi; How Open Data, data literacy and Linked Data will revolutionise higher education / Derek McAuley, Hanif Rahemtulla, James Goulding and Catherine Souch; The future of university rankings / Phil Baty; Section four, 'How should teaching, learning and assessment evolve?', contains: Accessibility and autonomy in higher education / Sunaryo Kartadinata; Know-that, know-how and know-why: the unity of knowledge / Brian Mooney; Learning for the future / Phil Race; The purpose and process of lifelong learning: all work and no play? / Ezri Carlebach; First class: how assessment can enhance student learning / Sally Brown; Section five, 'What should the role of enterprise and business be?', contains: Education for employment and long-term economic development in China / Isa Wong; Innovation in higher education / Geoff Mulgan and Mary Abdo; How higher education can drive an enterprise revolution / Wendy Purcell and Caroline Chipperfield; Universities and the knowledge age / David Docherty.

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Blue Skies is intended to provide a non-partisan platform for debate, presenting a wide range of different opinions about the issues and priorities that matter to the future of higher education. Higher education in Asia Pacific has been experiencing a period of unprecedented change and continues to do so. Economic development and increased affluence have created demand for greater access to higher education and expansion of its systems. Funding, quality assurance, autonomy of institutions, the suitability of graduates to labour market needs, equity of access, international ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Outcomes; Industry; Teaching and learning; Equity; Technology; Assessment

Keywords: Future; Trend; Education industry relationship; Relevance of education and training; Curriculum; Access to education and training; Social mobility

Geographic subjects: Asia; Oceania; China

Published: Hong Kong: Pearson Asia Pacific, 2012

Physical description: 98 p.

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http://pearsonblueskies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Blue-Skies-APAC.pdf

Series:
Blue Skies Project

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Louis Coiffait and James Hill

Resource type: Book

Rights:
Permission is granted under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license to replicate, copy, distribute, transmit, or adapt all Blue Skies content freely provided that attribution is provided as illustrated in the references below. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Call Number:
TD/TNC 110.995



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