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EDUCATING FOR A WORLD ECONOMY : TEACHING AND LEARNING INITIATIVES FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY CHI ANYANSI-ARCHIBONG, CHI ANYANSI-ARCHIBONG, NORTH CAROLINA A&T.

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1 EDUCATING FOR A WORLD ECONOMY : TEACHING AND LEARNING INITIATIVES FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY CHI ANYANSI-ARCHIBONG, CHI ANYANSI-ARCHIBONG, NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY VICTOR E. ARCHIBONG, GREENSBORO COLLEGE GREENSBORO COLLEGE CYNTHIA V. CLEMONS, BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN CIEE Conference, November Shanghai, China

2 OVERVIEW FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN WORLD ECONOMY FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN WORLD ECONOMY TRENDS: INCREASE in TRADE, FDI, INTEGRATION, etc. TRENDS: INCREASE in TRADE, FDI, INTEGRATION, etc. FORCES DRIVING WORLD ECONOMY : TECHNOLOGY, REGIONAL INTEGRATION, FACTOR ENDOWNMENT, DEMAND, ETC. FORCES DRIVING WORLD ECONOMY : TECHNOLOGY, REGIONAL INTEGRATION, FACTOR ENDOWNMENT, DEMAND, ETC.

3 PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OUTLINE OVERVIEW OF CONCERNS FOR THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE EDUCATION ( QUOTES) OVERVIEW OF CONCERNS FOR THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE EDUCATION ( QUOTES) SKILLS FOR WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE SKILLS FOR WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVES- EMERGING AND DEVELOPED ECONOMIES NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVES- EMERGING AND DEVELOPED ECONOMIES ASSESSMENT OF INITIATIVES ASSESSMENT OF INITIATIVES

4 NOTABLE QUOTES ON THE TOPIC Understanding that America has to out educate the rest of the world to be competitive in the global economy president B. Obama. Understanding that America has to out educate the rest of the world to be competitive in the global economy president B. Obama. World economy is a world where talent is the most competitive advantage, where biggest returns go to those who imagine and design products,………. T. Friedman World economy is a world where talent is the most competitive advantage, where biggest returns go to those who imagine and design products,………. T. Friedman the function of Education is to teach one to think critically, intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.. Dr. MLK the function of Education is to teach one to think critically, intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.. Dr. MLK the position underscores the imperative of achieving the participation in education required for lifting national productivity and meeting the demands of the future workforce…… Group Universities Australia/ President J. Gillard the position underscores the imperative of achieving the participation in education required for lifting national productivity and meeting the demands of the future workforce…… Group Universities Australia/ President J. Gillard

5 NOTABLE QUOTES CONTINUE.. The source of Americas prosperity has never been how ably we accumulate wealth, but how well we educate our people President Obama. The source of Americas prosperity has never been how ably we accumulate wealth, but how well we educate our people President Obama. Americans believe that international education (foreign language learning, studying abroad, and learning other cultures) is vitally important to the success of todays young people in navigating a competitive international landscape, thriving in the global workplace, and leveraging their talents and skills in ways that move US forward….. NAFSA Survey/2010 Americans believe that international education (foreign language learning, studying abroad, and learning other cultures) is vitally important to the success of todays young people in navigating a competitive international landscape, thriving in the global workplace, and leveraging their talents and skills in ways that move US forward….. NAFSA Survey/2010

6 IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING SKILLS FOR WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE: SKILLS FOR WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE: - SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY - CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY - KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OTHER COUNTIRIES - SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE DIGITAL AND OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION - VALUE SYSTEMS THAT RESPECT OTHER CULTURES - CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS - ADAPTIVE TENDENCIES AND TOLERANCE FOR AMBIGUITY

7 INITIATIVES BY EMERGING NATIONS Global Education Initiatives : (GEI) Global Education Initiatives : (GEI) report– Challenges in education and opportunities it provides as an enabler for economic growth and employment remain a global priority report– Challenges in education and opportunities it provides as an enabler for economic growth and employment remain a global priority It is therefore imperative to examine what developing nations are doing to address these challenges in education: It is therefore imperative to examine what developing nations are doing to address these challenges in education:

8 Emerging Nations Initiatives Continue… Government Policies : Government Policies : - Building capacities (Teacher Training) - Providing Affordable Access to Education - Quality of Education - Types of education

9 Examples of Country Initiatives: JORDAN: - OBJECTIVES: - DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATION TO CITIZENS - PUBLIC-PRIVATE MODEL FOR ACCELERATION OF EDUCATIONAL REFORMS - BUILDING CAPACITY OF THE LOCAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY - BUILDING A MODEL OF REFORM THAT CAN BE EXPORTED AND REPLICATED IN OTHER COUNTRIES

10 EGYPT INITIATIVES OBJECTIVES: OBJECTIVES: - PARTNERING WITH PRIVATE SECTOR TO INCREASE CAPACITY - CREATION OF BROAD BAND INITIATIVES - CREATION OF SMART SCHOOL INTIATIVES

11 NIGERIA INITIATIVES OBJECTIVES: OBJECTIVES: EMPHASIS ON IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING EMPHASIS ON IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING - WE CAN = WE EDUCATE FOR CHARACTER, APTITUDE, AND NEEDS - STRENGTHENING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN EDUCATION - IMPROVING TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION - EMPHASIS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILLS TRAINING

12 NIGERIA INITIATIVES CONT…. - INVOLVEMENT OF INDUSTRIES (APPRENTICE-SHIP PROGRAMS - RE-ALLIGNMENT OF CURRICULA TO MEET EMERGING NEEDS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY - [ THE ABOVE IS DESIGNED TO TRANSFORM NIGERIAN SOCIETY INTO ONE OF THE TOP 20 WORLD ECONOMIES]

13 NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MODELS: DEVELOPED NATIONS CHANGES IN POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES CHANGES IN POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY EDUCATION AS THE ENGINE OF CONTINUING ECONOMICGROWTH EDUCATION AS THE ENGINE OF CONTINUING ECONOMICGROWTH

14 UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND LEARNING MODELS DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES INITIATIVES IN ACADEMIC DELIVERY SYSTEMS INITIATIVES IN ACADEMIC DELIVERY SYSTEMS INITIATIVES FOR NEW PROGRAMS AND DISCIPLINES INITIATIVES FOR NEW PROGRAMS AND DISCIPLINES

15 WORKFORCE SKILLS VERSUS INITIATIVES AND LEARNING MODELS? INITIATIVES FOR TEACHING: INITIATIVES FOR TEACHING: - TECHNOLOGY - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - KNOWLEDGE (KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY) - INNOVATION - R & D - CULTURAL SENSITIVITY/ GLOBAL COMPETENCY - ADAPTABILITY

16 CONCLUDING SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT EDUCATION MODELS EFFECTIVENESS? ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT EDUCATION MODELS EFFECTIVENESS? FRAMEWORK/MODEL FOR EDUCATING WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE? FRAMEWORK/MODEL FOR EDUCATING WORLD ECONOMY WORKFORCE? FURTHER STUDIES FURTHER STUDIES

17 DISCUSSIONS INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION! INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION! - How will you describe the 21 st century curriculum? Interdisciplinary? Project based? Research driven? Problem solving? - Content and process? - IS THERE A FIT WITH THE SKILLS NEED? - ? ? ?

18 REFERENCES/FURTHER READINGS TRENDS AND INSIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERS, REGIONALISNM AND HIGHER EDUCATION,/ NAFSA, TRENDS AND INSIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERS, REGIONALISNM AND HIGHER EDUCATION,/ NAFSA, UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS-AFRICAN EDITION UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS-AFRICAN EDITION TOWARDS GLOBALLY COMPETENT PEDAGOGY, TOWARDS GLOBALLY COMPETENT PEDAGOGY, AN AUSTRALIAN SMART STATE SERVES UP LESSONS FOR A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, AN AUSTRALIAN SMART STATE SERVES UP LESSONS FOR A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY,

19 READINGS CONT MADE IN THE WORLD, BY T.L. FRIEDMAN, MADE IN THE WORLD, BY T.L. FRIEDMAN, EDUCATION, GLOBALIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, COMMENTARY BY THE TEACHING AND LEARNING RESEARCH COUNCIL, EDUCATION, GLOBALIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, COMMENTARY BY THE TEACHING AND LEARNING RESEARCH COUNCIL, DID ANYONE ASK THE STUDENTS? DID ANYONE ASK THE STUDENTS? GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE……(WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE……(WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, COLLEGE REINVENTED:TRULY GLOBAL CAMPUSES, COLLEGE REINVENTED:TRULY GLOBAL CAMPUSES,


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