Innovating Our Higher Education Models Based on Experience in UK and USA

Jun Hong, Haifeng Chen

Abstract


Our higher education need to innovate education models and actively connect every member in big social system, for example, enterprises, society and environment. This paper shows some new ideas on innovating educational development based on author’s studying experience in UK and in USA.

Keywords: Industry university, Contract education, Higher education, Social system, Operation

UK and American are not only big but also strong countries in education. The top ten universities in the world are all in these two countries. Fortunately, as an academic visitor, I studied in both USA from March 2007 to March 2008 and UK from April 2001 to August 2002. During the period in both countries, I visited many top universities, such as Harvard University, MIT, Princeton University and Cambridge University, Oxford University, Birmingham University and experienced studying process and educational model in person. Based on the studying experience, this paper introduced educational models happening to universities in both countries, and then analyzed their educational features with system theory. Finally, this paper gave some new ideas on innovating our higher education models.


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