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  • Know-That, Know-How and Know-Why: The Unity of Knowledge

    Know-That, Know-How and Know-Why: The Unity of Knowledge

    By Brian Mooney – While there are ever new issues in addressing the future of education, there are some dimensions of education that remain perennial. While debates rage over whether a university (or even pre-tertiary) education ought to be liberal or foster growth in a globalised economy perhaps we should step back in order to re-focus on what all education involves.  In a recent book I proposed a tripartite distinction in respect to understanding teaching and learning. 1 I argued […]

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  • Accessibility and autonomy in higher education

    Accessibility and autonomy in higher education

    By Sunaryo Kartadinata – Co-operation among Asia Pacific countries as manifested through Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has made Asia Pacific a powerfully open region in the economic, political, social and cultural arenas. In particular, the higher education sector has attracted special attention due to new found openness. The concentration of the world’s population (more than 60 per cent) in Asia has resulted in enormous potential for competition in and demand for higher education that should be responded to by diversifying […]

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