Category: Higher Education

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Transdisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems to Advance Interdependence and Agency

This paper proposes that transdisciplinary knowledge ecosystems will take a lead role in the knowledge innovation economy of the 21st century. These ecosystems will leverage interdependences of the five components of the “quintuple helix model of knowledge innovation”: academia, industry, government, civil society, and the general circumstances of democracy conditioned by culture and media. The

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How Status, Elitism, International Capital and Marketability Drive the Practice of Student Mobility Within Transnational Higher Education

International partnerships exist in various forms across Higher Education. Transnational Higher Education (TNHE) enables students to study in one country for a qualification issued by an institution in another country. Student mobility programmes give students the chance to travel and experience university life abroad. Both TNHE and student mobility are facilitated via the formation of

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Questions of Entrepreneurship Education for International Students

Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises are the accelerators of national economies, and the existence, the successful performance and the development of these enterprises play an important role in developed and underdeveloped regions of the world. The aim of the paper is to give insight into the special topics and methods of entrepreneurship education for international

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Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Students in Higher Education

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education is one of the most important topics in higher education all over the world. Students are interested in successful start-ups, innovation driven enterprises and are inspired by well-working entrepreneurial ecosystems. They also would prefer to work for their own, to build a successful business as an entrepreneur. In order to explore

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Students’ Perceptions of Team-based Learning in an Undergraduate Optics Module

Team based learning (TBL) uses collaborative learning to engage students with course material and has been adopted in health related courses such as Pharmacy resulting in an improvement in marks and positive student perceptions (Hasan 2011; Parmelee et al 2009; Nation et al 2016). Although TBL is increasingly been used in medical and nurse education,

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A Framework for Matching the Competencies of Hospitality Graduates with Expectations from Industry in the Ghanaian Context

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to match the skills and competencies of hospitality graduates with the expectations from industry in the Ghanaian context. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study adopts pragmatist philosophical paradigm which employs mixed methods based on both positivist and interpretivist epistemologies approach to collect data from key stakeholders of the hotel industry and

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Student Reflection to Curriculum Design for Computer Scientist Comprehensive Examination

Currently, computer scientists do not need professional certificates for applying for jobs although many organizations have introduced several specific-purpose certificates. In Thailand, most professional certificates are granted by authorities in the field. Nowadays, there is still a controversy whether theses authorized committees should involve in the curriculum design process or they should act as the

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Building an E-profiling of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Instructors in Malaysia

The study in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been progressively improving for the past decade supporting all possible market trade in supply and demand for workforce management. In the era of industrial revolutionary, most of the things are connected and administered by big data computational edge technology. The challenge is on how

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Data, Data, Data – What Does Management Want and Need to See?

News flash! Data is important and learning analytics are a major near-term trend. What data does administration need and want to see? How can you build data dashboards that have solid source data and are feasible to update on a routine basis delivering value to management? This presentation will go through variations of reports that

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Using Peer Assessment and Feedback to Support Individual Learning

Background Feedback supports learning but providing detailed individual feedback is time consuming. Involving students in peer marking and providing constructive feedback can enhance student engagement. Delegating marking and feedback has the potential to save staff time but inter-rater variability limits the value. Higher levels of reliability are obtained when markers just decide which of two