Cooperation in Education
From APEC HRDWG Wiki
Throughout the history of the APEC Human Resource Development Working Group(HRDWG) the fostering of cooperation among participating economies has been a priority. During the 1st APEC Education Ministerial Meeting the need for APEC member economies to work cooperatively to build stronger education systems was acknowledged. Twenty years later, at the 5th AEMM in Gyeongju, Korea, the Education Network continued the pursuit of a communal education environment by making Cooperation one of the three priority areas.
The ministers noted the importance of strengthening cooperation among education policymakers in the region, as revealed in this excerpt from the 5th AEMM Joint Statement:
We recognize that educational cooperation must be enhanced among and within the member economies in overcoming our global and regional challenges such as overcoming financial and environmental crises, reducing economic and digital divides, reducing natural and man-made disaster risks, and increasing the feasibility of the recommendations made for the priority areas.
The ministers also recognized recent highlights in educational cooperation among APEC Members -- including this Wiki, built cooperatively by policymakers and stakeholders throughout the region -- and planned an ambitious strategy to enhance cooperation even more before the 6th AEMM in 2016.
This page contains resources which address the benefits of, challenges associated with, and means through which a more collaboraitve education environment can be created in the APEC region.
|Shared Goals, Shared Solution: Research on Collaboration for a Sustainable Future||Alliance Boots, Heathrown Sustainibility Partnership, and the Department of Health||This report presents the findings from research conducted by Business in the Community from November 11 to March 2012 into the current state of collaboration involving business.|
|Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results||Morton Hansen|| This book focuses on what many leaders already know: in today’s competitive environment, companywide collaboration is necessary for success. However, collaborations rarely reach their full potential and often waste time, money, and resources. The author uses long-running research, case studies and company interviews to deliver practical advice for managers to achieve successful collaboration.|
|The Three Essentials||John E. Kelly III||Currently, one of the most important and complex questions that policymakers and business leaders must answer is, “Where will innovation take place?” A 2004 IBM survey, Global Innovation Outlook, takes data from 96 public and private organizations in 24 countries to identify three fundamental aspects of innovation: collaboration, common technical standards, and customization. Participant responses indicate that in order for innovation to take place in the future, private institutions must collaborate better amongst themselves and also with government institutions.|
|Studying Research Collaboration||Helene Bukvova, Technische Universitat||This document provides an annotated bibliography on studies in research collaboration. It describes different research areas and also showcases existing research results. The goal of the publication is to provide guidance for researchers interested in approaching this research topic.|
|The Impact of Online Collaborative Learning on Educators and Classroom Practices||The Meriti Group|| This document provides and summarizes research on the benefits, methods and effects of collaboration in online environments. It focuses primarily on two areas: the links between online collaboration and student achievement and the links between collaboration and teacher efficacy. The article concludes that the move to a more interactive, virtual learning environment will create many new opportunities which will require further analysis and attention.|
|Collaboration: What Makes It Work 2nd Edition. A Review of Research Literature on Factors Influencing Successful Collaboration||Paul W. Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close, Barbara R. Monsey||“What makes the difference between your collaboration’s failure and successes?” This book answers this question using an up-to date review of research conducted on collaboration.|
|Research on Distance Collaboration||Gillian Kerr, RealWorld Systems||In the current global economy many teams are made up of members who are separated by large distances. These distances can create many difficulties for collaboration which must be overcome if success is to be achieved. This article summarizes recent literature on the benefits and success factors related to teams separated by distance.|
|The Impact of Research Collaboration on Scientific Productivity||Barry Bozeman and Sooho Lee, Georgetown Institute of Technology School of Public Policy||Scientific collaboration is often viewed as a virtue, so much that several public policies actively encourage scientific collaboration at both the individual and institutional levels. Based on data from 443 academic scientists, this research examines the effects of collaboration on scientists’ productivity, measured in terms of publications.|
|A Blended Synrchronous Learning Model for Educational International Collaboration||Megan Hastie, I-Chun Hung, Nian-Shing Chen|| Educators and students living in the digital age are faced with complex problems that force them to seek collaborative solutions. One way in which these problems can be addressed is through the application of digital technologies that enhance the prospects of students. This study proposes a blended syrnchronous model and describes the effects of the author's model.|