ERIC Number: ED452878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Flexible Learning in Higher Education: Examining the Case for the "Learning Profession" and the "Learning Discipline."
This paper considers a new way of framing the changes currently being pursued in higher education course provision. The introduction presents two propositions: that lifelong learning and the notion of the learning individual is becoming a central consideration in our society; and that those who work in institutions should be striving to build a learning organization or learning university. The first section describes emerging attributes of flexible learning; a chart lists host institution(s), award/degree(s), period in existence, typical enrollment numbers, and flexible attribute(s) for several discipline areas. The second section addresses lifelong learning and the learning individual. The third section considers learning organizations and learning universities, including five themes that lie at the core of a learning organization, i.e., personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. The fourth section discusses the notion of a learning profession or learning discipline, including attributes of the "learning to learn" dimensions of professions and disciplines. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/chri s.trevitt.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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