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ERIC Number: EJ817911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Action Learning Guided by Tao for Lifelong Learning
San, Sam Kong
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v3 n1 p97-105 Apr 2006
Information Technology brings about rapid changes in working environment, quickly rendering skills and knowledge gained in formal learning institutions obsolete. Even as they prepare students for their first career, institutions also need to equip students with skills necessary for lifelong learning. The Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has accordingly structured its curricula into Academic Studies and General Studies where the former focuses on core subjects (broad based knowledge-specific studies), and the latter on general knowledge (multi-disciplines catering to various interests for lifelong benefits). A 12-week course, "Introduction to Tao for Effective Action Learning" which focuses on learning processes was developed and has been taught by the author, for undergraduates at NTU since July 2001. The course materials were derived from the author's Ph.D. thesis "The Tao of Action Learning" (Sam, 2000). This paper explains the nature of the action learning programme at NTU and includes one account from participant students. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore