ERIC Number: EJ1040277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Innovation and Idea Flow at U.S. International Campuses
Martin, Justin D.
Journal of General Education, v63 n2-3 p205-221 2014
This article explores some of the components of innovation that U.S. universities abroad can seize, or in some cases have seized, upon to maximize information flow, productivity, and idea generation at their overseas institutions. Using research in psychology, education, economics, and other fields, the article identifies the following as among the contributing factors to innovation: regular congregation among members of knowledge communities, commingling with others for extended periods of time, retrieval of information from other knowledge ecosystems, and professional efficacy. Attention is given to discussing how U.S. campuses abroad are in a unique position to nourish such components of innovation.
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Universities, Innovation, Study Abroad, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, International Schools, Proximity, Interaction, Transportation, Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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