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ERIC Number: ED542059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7785-4289-0
A Learning Alberta: Fostering Innovation in Alberta. A Discussion Document
Alberta Advanced Education
The Minister has initiated a comprehensive exercise to establish a new direction for Alberta's advanced education system. Through "A Learning Alberta," a new vision and policy outcomes for the advanced education system will be articulated. The process provides an opportunity for government, stakeholders, and the public to consider how the advanced education system may be positioned and structured to create a learning society in Alberta. Embedded within the review process is the need to ensure opportunities are available for all Albertans to maximize their potential through higher learning. This document provides an opportunity to consider important issues related to innovation in Alberta. "Unleashing Innovation" has been identified as a key pillar in the Government of Alberta's 20-year strategic plan, "Today's Opportunities, Tomorrow's Promise." The government's vision for innovation includes stimulating Alberta's traditional economic foundation, creating new economic opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life for all Albertans. This discussion document focuses on obtaining stakeholder feedback on how to foster innovation in Alberta. It provides a conceptual definition of innovation that expands beyond research and development activities, as well as providing a draft set of principles to potentially guide innovation in Alberta. It also begins the process of identifying key issues for consideration. A supporting document which provides additional data and information on research and innovation in Alberta is available. To access that report "Profile of Alberta's Advanced Education System," see ED490046. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Alberta Advanced Education. 11th Floor Capital Boulevard, 10044-108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6, Canada. Tel: 780-422-5400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Advanced Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada