Luke van der Laan
University of Southern Queensland
Publications 22
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the work-based learning (WBL) ethos of a professional studies doctoral program, a higher degree by research program implemented in Australia. Design/methodology/approach This is a preliminary case study of one higher degree by research program and two doctoral candidates participating in the program to explore the ethos and outcomes of the program. Findings The program has sought to develop a different type of higher education ethos, one characteri...
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#1Lee Fergusson (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 5
#2Luke van der Laan (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 3
Last.Shayne Baker (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 2
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The role and importance of reflective practice have been thoroughly documented and its benefits are well established. When coupled with research in a higher education context, a similar importance for reflection can be extended to professional development, leadership, and work-based learning. However, the relation of reflective practice to work-based research, specifically when defined as an element of methodology in higher degree research awards, has yet to be fully examined. In this paper, we ...
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Very few, if any, commentators and academics anticipated the exponential and transformative outcomes of the internet and personal devices when they first emerged late in the 20th century. The results of these technologies for businesses and their futures were unimaginable just two decades ago. Not only was the way organisations and nations communicate irrevocably changed in 20 years, but even more dramatically, the very nature of doing business was transformed beyond any expectations. What has b...
#1Luke van der LaanH-Index: 3
Asia Pacific is home to some of the world’s largest economies such as China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Australia in the next ten to twenty years. The impact of the winds of change, disruptions and the mega-ness of the region need to be reviewed and investigated. This chapter looks at the economic risks against this backdrop. It is hoped that readers will be more informed about the convergence of the megatrends, risk trends and geoeconomic drivers and will be helpful in the next section wh...
#1Luke van der LaanH-Index: 3
#2Jenny OstiniH-Index: 2
Last.Timothy AllredH-Index: 1
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There is overwhelming consensus that the time is right to reimagine higher education especially in the postgraduate research domain. Yet, universities are very slow to change with many exhibiting a monolithic group-think, defensiveness and resistance to change. This limits their ability to re-define the mission of their institutions through the awards they offer thus missing out on opportunities to optimise their value in times that demand greater higher education engagement. Postgraduate educat...
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#1Andy Hines (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Jay E. Gary (Oral Roberts University)H-Index: 4
Last.Luke van der Laan (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 3
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This article introduces the Foresight Competency Model, which addresses the basic question of what one ought to be able to do as a professional futurist. It describes how other fields have used competency models to define what their professionals do, documents how the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) developed this model, explains the interrelated features of the model, and suggests ways that organizations can use the model to enhance the foresight capacity of their talent.
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#1Jenny OstiniH-Index: 2
#2Luke van der LaanH-Index: 3
Innovative postgraduate research is an outcome, not a means in itself. It requires necessary preconditions to flourish in the higher education system. Neither the system underpinning postgraduate research nor the students themselves can make this happen. Rather, the worldviews and assumptions of leaders as decision-makers who continually build, amend and deconstruct higher education systems, are critical precursors to nurturing innovative postgraduate research. There is almost universal agreemen...
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#1Luke van der Laan (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 3
#2Janson Yap (Deloitte)H-Index: 1
The fifth theme of this book is about “Making Strategy Real”. Good or bad strategy coupled with good or bad implementation bring together, the end to end understanding of the strategy process. This chapter discusses the implementation aspects of strategy.
#1Luke van der Laan (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 3
#2Liz Neary (University of Southern Queensland)H-Index: 1
This chapter adopts a critical perspective of how open education (OE), based on the principles of equity and access, aligns with the mega-drivers of contemporary higher education. These include key drivers of OE such as lifelong learning, self-directed career development and credentialing. The process of synthesising learning, work and transition within what is described as the ‘conceptual age’ of work, is daunting to the majority of members of the workforce globally. A combination of regulation...
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#1Luke van der LaanH-Index: 3
#2Janson YapH-Index: 1
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