E=MC2 (Education = meaningful constructivist collaboration)

Todhunter, Barrie (2011) E=MC2 (Education = meaningful constructivist collaboration). In: 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011): Project Management at the Speed of Light, 2-5 Aug 2011, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

The rush is on for increasingly faster training and education for project managers. As educators, we are told that we need more practitioners with industry training, professional certification and university degrees. No longer a career extension catered for with a diploma from the local TAFE, we now need project managers with master's degrees, doctorates (to replace the ageing baby boomers that occupy the cloisters) and more recently, undergraduate Bachelor's degrees before they have ever set foot outside the confines of a university to get a taste of the real world. And we have to do it while project managers travel to remote sites with little or no communications, and please fit it in around other commitments. Make it smaller – chunk it. Make it easier – more transportable. Be more flexible. Make it more easily digestible for a vocation that is impatient to be seen as a true profession. In this paper, the author explores the implications of project management education at the speed of light in an increasingly hectic world.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Depositing User: Dr Barrie Todhunter
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 00:25
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: training; education; technology; distance education; profession
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19572

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