The unexplored territory of distance education for multi-national professionals in project management

Todhunter, Barrie (2005) The unexplored territory of distance education for multi-national professionals in project management. In: 17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries, 9-11 Nov 2005, Adelaide, Australia.

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This paper examines research into the development of a pedagogical framework for distance education (DE) in postgraduate project management studies at an Australian university as part of its strategy to deliver 'transnational' education. Project management requires development of technical, strategic, organisational and leadership competencies, but strategies to foster these professional competencies in a DE environment require investigation. Conceptual models are being used in a case study approach to identify 'disturbances' and 'contradictions' in relation to project management education, postgraduate students' educational needs, competency-based standards for management education and development of professional competencies, and to facilitate the development of a theoretical framework and program guidelines.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Note: This paper was not refereed. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 05:52
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 04:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: project management, distance education, postgraduate education, professional education, theoretical framework, activity theory, higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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