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

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Todhunter, Barrie. 2005. "The unexplored territory of distance education for multi-national professionals in project management." Pullen, Sarah (ed.) 17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries. Adelaide, Australia 09 - 11 Nov 2005 Adelaide, Australia.
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The unexplored territory of distance education for multi-national professionals in project management

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AuthorTodhunter, Barrie
EditorsPullen, Sarah
Journal or Proceedings TitleBreaking Down Boundaries: A Conference on the International Experience in Open, Distance and Flexible Education
Number of Pages17
Year2005
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.odlaa.org/2005conf/index.htm
Conference/Event17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries
Event Details
17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries
Event Date
09 to end of 11 Nov 2005
Event Location
Adelaide, Australia
Abstract

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.

Keywordsproject management, distance education, postgraduate education, professional education, theoretical framework, activity theory, higher education research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390103. Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
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