Building a Case of Diverse Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education between Finland and Dubai to Facilitate Sustainable 21st Century Learning and Better Engagement of Emirati Students
Kshatriya, Sunitha; Keränen, Krista (2017)
Al Dar University College
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Kshatriya S., Keränen K., (2017). Building a Case of Diverse Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education between Finland and Dubai to Facilitate Sustainable 21st Century Learning and Better Engagement of Emirati Students. , Al Dar University College. URN:NBN:fi:amk-2017110916804
The article makes a comparison of learning models implemented at Al Dar University College, Dubai and Laurea University, Finland while trying to synthesize post-secondary education’s (PSEs) functions and their role in enabling student success; against a backdrop of PSEs social and economic impact on 21st century learning skills around the world. This article explores different elements required for student success such as teaching, learning models and education technologies within UAE, Finland and around the globe focused at 21st century. This article also attempts to derive a common language around concepts such as PSE and 21st Century Learning Skills that are understood using different terminologies in these countries. The article also sets some action plans for further development as future goals of learning development, research and policy advocacy / recommendation, to draw a future map on how education in the Emirates should be built by benchmarking best practices from around the world.