REIMAGINE EDUCATIONThe global awards for innovative higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability
US$ 50,000 prize fund for the winning entries
Despite years of discussion about the need to reform higher education most programs, whether academic or private enterprise, still rely on traditional pedagogical approaches that center on "teaching" (not learning) and often remain isolated from the demands of employers.
The time is now right to identify innovative learning solutions emerging around the world, whether globally relevant, or adapted to local needs. The rising cost of traditional education is one incentive for change. So are the enormous advances in technology that allow the expansion of MOOCS, the customization of education to individual learning styles, group learning, online interactivity, gaming and real-time employer projects. These all point to the need for new approaches to teaching and learning.
Employers are demanding work-ready graduates, with soft as well as up-to-date hard skills and there is an ever increasing need for lifelong learning. With knowledge at the heart of modern economic competitiveness and individual career success, steps must be taken to ensure that higher education equally benefits the intellect, cultural literacy and career-readiness of its students.
The inaugural conference of the QS and SEI Center awards for innovation pedagogy in higher education
8 - 10th
The Wharton Campus, Philadelphia
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Reimagine Education Awards featured in the Knowledge @ Wharton publication
The field of higher education is undergoing a revolution. New technologies and new approaches to learning are altering the way educational programs are delivered and are changing the way we learn. But there’s no silver bullet. No single innovative teaching method has become widely promoted or adopted; the traditional lecture hall is still the norm.
In an effort to learn about new, innovative pedagogical approaches, the Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global provider of specialist higher education and career information and solutions, have partnered together to launch the “Reimagine Education” Awards. We are seeking submissions from educators around the world who are willing to describe how they are exploring new ways of teaching, learning and delivering educational content. The most innovative approaches will be considered for awards and monetary prizes.
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