E=MC2 (Education = meaningful constructivist collaboration)

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Todhunter, Barrie. 2011. "E=MC2 (Education = meaningful constructivist collaboration)." 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011): Project Management at the Speed of Light. Sydney, Australia 02 - 05 Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia.
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E=MC2 (Education = meaningful constructivist collaboration)

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AuthorTodhunter, Barrie
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011)
ERA Conference ID44002
Number of Pages8
Year2011
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.pmoz.webls.info/weblease/tp8/default.cfm?idClient=893
Conference/Event8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011): Project Management at the Speed of Light
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8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011): Project Management at the Speed of Light
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02 to end of 05 Aug 2011
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

The rush is on for increasingly faster training and education for project managers. As educators, we are told that we need more practitioners with industry training, professional certification and university degrees. No longer a career extension catered for with a diploma from the local TAFE, we now need project managers with master's degrees, doctorates (to replace the ageing baby boomers that occupy the cloisters) and more recently, undergraduate Bachelor's degrees before they have ever set foot outside the confines of a university to get a taste of the real world. And we have to do it while project managers travel to remote sites with little or no communications, and please fit it in around other commitments. Make it smaller – chunk it. Make it easier – more transportable. Be more flexible. Make it more easily digestible for a vocation that is impatient to be seen as a true profession. In this paper, the author explores the implications of project management education at the speed of light in an increasingly hectic world.

Keywordstraining; education; technology; distance education; profession; higher education research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390308. Technical, further and workplace education
390103. Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Marketing
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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