Validating a collective scenario of tertiary education in 2016 with SITE

ID: 36319 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Pinelopi Zaka, University of Canterbury e-Learning Lab, New Zealand
  2. Andrew Higgins, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  3. Bill Anderson, University of Otago, New Zealand
  4. Gordon Suddaby, Massey Universtiy, New Zealand

Monday, March 5 3:25-3:45 PM Location: Capitol F View on map

Presider: Michael Barbour, Touro University California, United States

Abstract: What could educational systems in universities and schools be evolving towards? Using leader interviews and JISC collective scenario building strategies, a whole system wide view of what tertiary education might look like in New Zealand in 2016 was researched and then validated with social networking alongside the production of New Zealand’s Horizon Report. The scenario set is based on two dimensions each of which include two opposing driving forces; standardized versus customized education, facing the academy versus facing employers, professions and communities. The set includes four future scenarios, as defined by these dimensions, enabling re-visioning of education, aiming to assist in clarifying its pathways and quality outcomes. This is also likely to be of value to teacher educators worldwide.

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