Four Models of Higher Education in 2030

Dominic Orr, Maren Luebcke, J. Philipp Schmidt, Markus Ebner, Klaus Wannemacher, Martin Ebner, Dieter Dohmen

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Abstract

This chapter provides four models of higher education for the year 2030, namely the Tamagotchi, Jenga, Lego Set, and Transformer models. The Tamagotchi model represents the classic approach to higher education, starting right after secondary school and leading up to a bachelor’s or master’s degree and then transitioning into employment, finishing the path of higher education. The Jenga model, while similar to Tamagotchi, appeals to nontraditional students because of its shorter learning span and focuses on later phases of self-learning and -organization. The Lego Set model is fittingly named after the individually combined modules of different sizes, making for a self-reliant and non-standardized learning path rather than one compact unit. The Transformer model represents learners whose initial phase of education may have long passed, but who return to higher education to acquire new basic knowledge or upskill their formal education. It relies on the idea that everyone must have opportunities to leave their current professional paths and change course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education Landscape 2030: A Trend Analysis Based on the AHEAD International Horizon Scanning
EditorsDominic Orr, Maren Luebcke, J. Philipp Schmidt, Markus Ebner, Klaus Wannemacher, Martin Ebner, Dieter Dohmen
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages25-42
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-44897-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2020

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NameSpringerBriefs in Education

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    Orr, D., Luebcke, M., Schmidt, J. P., Ebner, M., Wannemacher, K., Ebner, M., & Dohmen, D. (2020). Four Models of Higher Education in 2030. In D. Orr, M. Luebcke, J. P. Schmidt, M. Ebner, K. Wannemacher, M. Ebner, & D. Dohmen (Eds.), Higher Education Landscape 2030: A Trend Analysis Based on the AHEAD International Horizon Scanning (pp. 25-42). (SpringerBriefs in Education). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44897-4_3