Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Sustainable Learning in Higher Education

Developing Competencies for the Global Marketplace

Editors: Peris-Ortiz, Marta, Merigo Lindahl, Jose Maria (Eds.)

  • Explores new challenges facing universities in today's globalized economy
  • Examines skill management models, methodologies and innovations from representative universities around the world
  • Includes case examples, with implications for practice and policy
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About this book

In an era of globalization, technological innovation, and social transformations, universities face the challenge of training students with the competencies needed to meet the demands of the market and to successfully integrate into today’s workforce. This book looks at the university as a dynamic source of essential competencies and explores various skill management models, methodologies and innovations applied by educational institutions around the world.

The demands of today’s society represent a major challenge for universities and their teaching staffs. Professors need to adapt their teaching methods to meet these new challenges. For example, universities need to prepare new generations of students with the ability to select, update and use knowledge, rather than processing facts and formulas. Students need to be capable of learning in different contexts and modalities throughout their professional careers and learn to adapt their knowledge to new situations. In response, a conceptual and methodological change has taken place in the university organizational culture and in student curriculums. This book presents a variety of cases and observations on the competencies developed in the curriculums of universities around the world, with the aim to assure that graduates leave fully prepared to face the challenges of the new economy.​​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Assessment as Learning and Empowerment: Towards Sustainable Learning in Higher Education

    Rodríguez-Gómez, Gregorio (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Is University Students’ Self-Assessment Accurate?

    Bolívar-Cruz, Alicia (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Value Co-creation, Collaborative Learning and Competences in Higher Education

    Navarro-García, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 37-45

  • A Model for Implementing Non-specific Competencies (NSCs) in Degree Studies, Defined Using a Delphi Study in Spanish Universities

    Aparicio, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • Linking the Development of Teamwork and Communication Skills in Higher Education

    Devece, Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36435-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Learning in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Developing Competencies for the Global Marketplace
Editors
  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Jose Maria Merigo Lindahl
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10804-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10804-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10803-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36435-3
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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