TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION
Engaged Learning and Global Collaboration for the 21st Century
Responding to the human capital needs of the 4th industrial revolution, higher education institutions are challenged to create educational programs that are engaged with communities that surround them and provide opportunities for students to exercise capacities in resiliency and innovation. Doing so requires exploring new educational formats that meet the needs of students, industry, and society. This session will review models of engaged learning through the lens of a collaboration between The George Washington University (USA) and The National University of Management sponsored by the Fulbright Specialist Program that resulted in the creation of a degree program in Innovation Management. The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, is a field-driven initiative in which foreign host institutions conceptualize and design projects of interest that represent a priority for their respective organizations. These projects are then paired with highly qualified US academic or professionals, known as Specialists.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to further understand:
- How novel experiential education models can be used to create engaged learning environments for degree programs
- A replicable model for engaging industry in the delivery of degree programs
- A professional mobility program that can provide mutual benefit for educational or program enhancements
- A successful collaboration between institutions in South East Asia and North America
Dr Bryan Andriano
George Washington University
Dr. Bryan Andriano serves as Executive Director of Global and Experiential Education at the GWU School of Business overseeing international student services, study away and experiential learning programs, and international cooperation. He is a professorial lecturer of Education and Human Development and International Affairs at GWU.
Mr Steven Paterson
Dean, International College
National University of Phnom Penh
Stephen Paterson is Dean of the International College at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Stephen is also the Co-Founder of the Mekong Business Challenge (2006 to 2018), which is an entrepreneurship competition supported by McKinsey & Company and involving universities from the Mekong Region & Bhutan.