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Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Editors: Gleason, Nancy W. (Ed.)

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  • Addresses key changes within higher education in response to the digital age
  • Considers the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and the automation economy on education worldwide
  • Offers key cases of how countries are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands
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This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.

About the authors

Nancy W. Gleason is Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning at Yale-NUS, Singapore, where she overseas faculty development in teaching and student support in learning through the distinctive pedagogy of the liberal arts. She is a Senior Lecturer of Global Affairs in the Social Sciences Division, teaching and researching on pathways of globalisation, higher education, liberal arts education in Asia, and the fourth industrial revolution.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Gleason, Nancy W.

  • Globalizing the Liberal Arts: Twenty-First-Century Education

    Pages 15-38

    Lewis, Pericles

  • Educational Mobility and Transnationalization

    Pages 39-63

    Yang, Peidong (et al.)

  • Academic Library Futures in a Diversified University System

    Pages 65-89

    Dempsey, Lorcan (et al.)

  • Innovation Education in China: Preparing Attitudes, Approaches, and Intellectual Environments for Life in the Automation Economy

    Pages 93-119

    Lee, Rosaline May (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Editors
  • Nancy W. Gleason
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0194-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0194-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0193-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4356-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 229
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
Topics