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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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How to Learn Multidisciplinary Ideas
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 1-7)

The HY-DE Model: An Interdisciplinary Attempt to Deal with the Phenomenon of Hyperattention
Erzsebet Dani
(pages: 8-14)

Open up or Close down - The new Era of “Openneers” and how they lead the Way to Future Success
Manuel Moritz, Tobias Redlich, Pascal Krenz, Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi, Sissy Basmer-Birkenfeld, Jens P. Wulfsberg
(pages: 15-22)

Developing Global Competency across the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Project
Madelyn Flammia, Houman Sadri
(pages: 23-27)

Knowledge Management Systems as an Interdisciplinary Communication and Personalized General-Purpose Technology
Ulrich Schmitt
(pages: 28-37)

Work Integrated Learning - a Marriage Between Academia and Working Life
Martin Gellerstedt
(pages: 38-46)

Alexander von Humboldt's Idea of Interconnectedness and its Relationship to Interdisciplinarity and Communication
Detlev Doherr
(pages: 47-51)

A Philosophy of Learning
Jeremy Horne
(pages: 52-56)

Fostering Innovation in Higher Education through Entrepreneurial Leadership
Ronald A. Styron Jr.
(pages: 57-61)

Informational Urbanism
Wolfgang G. Stock
(pages: 62-69)

A Silent Revolution in Reflexivity
Karl H. Müller
(pages: 70-81)

Innovative Approaches to Building Comprehensive Talent Pipelines: Helping to Grow a Strong and Diverse Professional Workforce
R. Cherinka, J. Prezzama
(pages: 82-86)

The Multiple Faces of Reflexive Research Designs
Karl H. Müller
(pages: 87-98)

Towards a New Cybernetic Interdisciplinary Approach to Pedagogic Challenge
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 99-104)

The Use of Narrative Medicine Literature for Interdisciplinary Communication through the Internet Learning System
Ya-Huei Wang, Pan-Fu Kao, Hung-Chang Liao
(pages: 105-115)

The Interdisciplinary Business Doctorate for Executives: A Novel Way to Bridge Academic Research and Practice
T. Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey
(pages: 116-121)

Concept Mapping and Knowledge Modeling: A Multi-Disciplinary Educational, Informational, and Communication Technology
John W. Coffey
(pages: 122-128)

Multi-Disciplinary Research Experiences Integrated with Industry –Field Experiences
Suzanne Lunsford, Corrie Spradlin, Mary Sullivan, Phuong Khanh Quoc Nguyen
(pages: 129-131)

Consulting Informs Best Practice in Academia
Risa Blair
(pages: 132-133)


 

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Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in higher education: A European-North American comparison based on the French-Mexican cases

Pierre-Yves Sanséau, Sandrine Ansart


In this paper, the authors examine the specificity of a new process for obtaining qualifications in a French higher education, based on the recognition of professional experience (APEL or VAE in French) and the potential of its replication to other countries Firstly, the purpose focuses on the pertinence of the notion of « competence » in accreditation of prior (experiential) learning (AP(E)L). Although APEL approaches in the French higher education system tend to lean toward the notion of « knowledge », it appears that an approach structured by competences and based on specific frames of reference, offers great potential. Secondly, the question of the replication of APEL process in the North American context is raised with a study of the Mexican case. If educational systems of both countries don’t differ much, it appears that the transfer of the APEL process could be hazardous considering the cultural and social contexts and the difficulties associated to foreign educational transfers.

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