Current Approaches of Evaluation and Assessment in Mexican Higher Education
ディドリクソン・タカヤナギ, アクセル塚原, 修一
教育総合研究叢書 = Studies on education
116 , 2015-03-31 , 関西国際大学教育総合研究所
The formation and careers of researchers and professors, of the higher education institutions in Mexico, and even in other countries in Latin America, are important policy issues oriented to evaluate their academic work that are receiving more attention, particularly in higher education programs, as research and learning environment diversify and their skill needs evolve. Academics staff needs develop new skills relating to communication, problem solving, team-working, and business and management know-how, as a relevant competencies to go forward in a broad job institutional changes, and to interact with different areas of knowledge, economic sectors and activities.In this paper, I highlight mechanisms and areas of evaluation in which policy makers may wish to review their policy approaches, having regard to the features of the institutional arrangements in place. They concern issues valued by a spectrum of stakeholders, as evaluation of transferable skills to the cognitive learning process, the dialogue between academia and society (knowledge as a common good and social responsible praxis), encourage provision of Ph.D options, as well as opportunities for academic mobility to promote intellectual networks (both within and between sectors), stress the benefits of a balance of formal and informal learning, collaborative research and academic teams, and around the new trends of experiences that need to go forward the traditional mechanisms of evaluation and assessment in higher education institutions.