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ERIC Number: ED529382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Leveraging Market Competitiveness and Higher Education Challenges through CL (Cooperative Learning)
Ghaith, Ghazi; Diab, Hassan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p819-824 2011
Educational systems worldwide face a number of fundamental challenges relative to the preparedness of graduates for employability and success in the 21st century. Colleges and universities are now increasingly called upon to equip their graduates with a new set of skills and dispositions that are markedly different from those that have characterized formal education. Furthermore, the changing characteristics of the new generation of college-goers, coupled with closing/reversing the gender gap in higher education, provide a further catalyst for reforming higher education. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the implications of economic competitiveness in knowledge-based societies and the changing characteristics of students to the reform efforts in higher education. The paper suggests infusing a range of 21st century literacy and problem-solving skills via CL (cooperative learning) as leverage points in fostering reform.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A