Bi-Professional Curriculum In Higher Education: Context Analysis

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Bi-Professional Curriculum In Higher Education: Context Analysis
Autor Olaf Bassus, Andreas Ahrens, Jeļena Zaščerinska
In: PROCEEDINGS of the 6th International Conference on Engineering and Business Education
Ausgabe Windhoek, Nambia
ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-942100-03-8
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Jahrgang 2013
Seitenzahl 101-108
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Abstract: The curriculum “two degrees for the price of one” provides diversity, synergy and creativity for promotion of students’ intellectual flexibility, a certain amount of adventurousness and plain hard work (Achterhold, 2012). By “two degrees for the price of one” two national (for example, German and French Degree in Engineering) degrees are meant. Against this background, another approach is proposed - acquiring two professions (for example, engineer’s and entrepreneur’s professions) within one curriculum or bi-professional curriculum. The aim of the research is to analyse the macro-level context underpinning elaboration of bi-professional curriculum in higher education for promotion of students’ innovativeness. The theoretical framework includes psychological and pedagogical findings analysed. For the macro-level context analysis, the exploratory study has been applied (Phillips, 2006). The exploratory study aims to generate new hypothesis (Phillips, 2006). The research findings allow drawing the conclusions on relevance of bi-professional curriculum to the local contexts of the countries of the European Union. The hypothesis has been proposed