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What Undermines Higher Education

The American writer H. L. Mencken once said that there is always a well-known solution to every human problem: neat, plausible, and wrong. MOOCs look neat, are plausible and… too many get it wrong! MOOCs captured the imagination of venture capitalists, academics and university administrators and this is a rare thing for higher education. Enthusiasm …

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Francis Fukuyama wrote in 1997 “The End of History and The Last Man”, a book that became soon extremely popular and so influential that some say that international policies were shaped at that time by the strange vision promoted by the author. Fukuyama is a former official of the US State Department’s policy planning staff …

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Research resources on learning from the UK Tate Research Centre: Tate The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education: MCSHE The European Association for International Education: EAIE The Imaginative Education Research Group: IERG What Undermines Higher Education: And How This Impacts Employment, Economies and Our Democracies by Stefan Popenici and Sharon Kerr

Book Chapters (peer reviewed) Popenici, S. (2015). Building and Rebuilding the Individual as a Teleological Function of Educational Imagery. In Pochta, Y., Chunsong G. and Kaulemu, D. (Eds.), Re-storying the ‘Polis’: Civil Society as Narrative Reconstruction, (Chapter: VI, pp.113 – 124). Washington D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy Popenici, S. (2015). Deceptive …

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“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lao Tzu It is widely accepted that creativity and innovation are more than ever before the key resource for individuals and societies. Innovation is now the main avenue towards job creation and economic growth and the only route to a sustainable future. International studies (e.g. OECD) document …

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