ERIC Number: EJ1083456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Technological Innovation of Higher Education in New Zealand: A Wicked Problem?
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n2 p288-301 2016
New Zealand, like many countries, faces the challenge of building and sustaining an educated population. Particular challenges are posed by the need to educate an increasing proportion of the population to higher levels in order to support the growth of a modern skills and knowledge economy, as opposed to an economy built on low-cost labour and commodities. New Zealand higher education faces a challenging combination of political and economic drivers that interact to create a "wicked problem" obstructing and complicating innovation in the models used to educate adults. This paper explores the wicked character of New Zealand higher education and considers what strategies potentially offer ways of addressing and minimising the extent of the wickedness, and potentially enable progress in the quality, efficiency and impact of education in New Zealand society.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Educational Innovation, Educational Assessment, Organizational Development, Context Effect, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Barriers, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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