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Advancing Innovation and Sustainable Outcomes in International Graduate Education (N/A)

Organization: Help University
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Event Date: 2019-09-12 to 2020-01-05 Abstract Due: 2019-05-15 Abstract Deadline has passed


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019

Advancing Innovation and Sustainable Outcomes in International Graduate Education
A book edited by Professor Mohan R. Gurubatham  and Professor  Geoffey Alan Williams  (the Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management   Graduate School of Business at  Help University)

The book will 1st outline the theme of the accelerating and parallel impacts of change drivers in 21st century with globalization. The drivers being technology, the 4th Industrial Revolution and  future  skill sets, sustainability, the need for higher order and critical thinking, the shifting values of millennials concerning the need for new approaches to  education and  attitudes to work, challenges to cultural integrity  demanded by  adaptation for progress, the need for developing   cognitive and emotional intelligence with fluid intelligence  enabling  broad  interdisciplinary thinking and wisdom, and the vision for conflict resolution, cooperation and world peace.

The 2nd theme will exposit that these drivers will demand a new approach to learning that directly impacts the teaching learning process. The allocation of resources in international universities to adopt and institutionalize solutions must be prioritized above obsolete or wasteful practices. This theme with lessons learned from previous attempts of teaching and learning such as through MOOCS for example will be critically evaluated from research undertaken by the co-editor of this book; Professor Geoffrey Williams of the Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management   Graduate School of Business at  Help University. Design features that will enhance commitment and engagement via blended learning will be   recommended by co-editor Professor Mohan Gurubatham   from the short comings found in the research. 

The 3rd theme will point to modern education that is multicultural and yet deeply appreciates and is committed to cultural integrity. Underpinning the theme and chapters of this book, is the need for ecosystemic   thinking for sustainability framed from consciousness based education involving empirically published measurable improvements in peer reviewed and funded research to raise   fluid intelligence and learning via metacognitive methods provided by faculty from colleagues in the USA.  These colleagues are currently involved in international education with partner universities in Asia.    The approach in this 3rd theme further points to a spiritual interconnectedness in the learners’ awareness of the essential unity in the diversity  of their environment that brings meaning to  the age old ideal and vision of a university as unifying the  diversity  of a competition  of ideas.




Objective of the Book
This book aims to

·       raise awareness of the global challenges posed by accelerating global drivers for graduate educations the 21st century.

·       evaluate the impacts of the 4th Industrial Revolution and its impacts on skill sets and high value graduate education.

·       evaluate the pertinence for newer models of intelligence for critical and higher value added thinking.

·       disseminate innovative teaching and learning for higher order thinking and engagement in successful accredited programs.

·       apply insights gained from shifting millennial values to engage graduate learners for enrichment and sustainability.

·       stimulate new research into blended learning for higher order outcomes and engagement.

·       stimulate   innovative and proven best practices that unfold the full potential of learners in international settings.

·        prioritize the need for the   allocation of  resources in the scaling of high value outcome-evidence  based learning.

·        scientifically understand consciousness and metacognition, meditation such as Transcendental Meditation   based models of awareness, as default states,  and learning for higher value added  outcomes, creativity   and prosocial behavior for sustainability.


Target Audience
Target audiences are educators, faculty, researchers and policy makers in educational institutions, corporations that are involved in talent management, learning and development, curriculum designers, educational technologists and administration.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·       Accelerating change drivers in the 21st century graduate education impacting graduate international education.

·        The 4th industrial revolution (4th IR) and AI challenges to human capital, the need for newer skill sets.

·        The role of fluid intelligence vs crystallized intelligence in the 4th IR given the rapid obsolescence of crystallized intelligence with content based knowledge.

·        The need for higher order thinking and fluid intelligence as critical given rapid obsolescence.

·        Developing a model for the far transfer of fluid intelligence in various contexts of application with higher order thinking.

·        The newer roles of teaching and learning given innovations from cognitive psychology and blended learning.

·        Fusing high interactivity and high involvement blended learning for sustaining engagement.

·        Analyzing the demand for MOOCS and recommending design features to enhance commitment and involvement of learners.

·        The allocation of resources for the prioritization and the institutionalization given the demands for 21st century graduate education.

·       The shifting values and attitudes of millennials to work and learning,

·        Modern approaches to sustainability in the era of globalization and international cooperation   recognizing ancient wisdom.

·        Consciousness based education to raise the intelligence, wisdom and full development of the individual in graduate education partnership’s experience.

·       The need to develop emotional intelligence, ethics, valuing diversity of traditions, cultural integrity as a complement to 'creeping AI' and the 4th IR.

·         Empirical evidence for consciousness based education for raising student potential.

·       Evaluating the empirical and subjective pre-paradigm state of awareness for spiritual and interconnected sustainability.

·        Putting it all altogether in the next steps in strategy and policy.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 15, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by Jun 14, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Sep 12, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Advancing Innovation and Sustainable Outcomes in International Graduate Education. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in mid 2020.

Important Dates
May 15, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
Jun 14, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
Sep 12, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
Nov 10, 2019: Review Results Returned
Dec 22, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
Jan 5, 2020: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Editor's Name: Mohan R. Gurubatham
Editor's Affiliation: Help University, Malaysia
Editor's Contact Information: mohan.gurubatham@gmail.com
(include at least your current email address)


Mohan Gurubatham