Preparing for Leadership: Knowledge Networks in Postgraduate Education
Insights are presented on the tacit knowledge nature of leading two postgraduate programs that require complex ICT tools and transdisciplinary problem-solving.
||Reflective Learning, On-Line Course Delivery, Transdisciplinary Problem-solving, Mode 2 Knowledge, Strategic Knowledge Network
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.169-176.
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Fiona Peterson is Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University. Her field is organisational communication and she is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, with positions on the Asia Pacific Region Council; Research Foundation Think Tank; and Research Committee. She is a judge of the Asia Pacific Gold Quill Awards for professional communication excellence. With 30 years' experience as an educator, Fiona is Chair of her School's Teaching & Learning Committee. Her research interests include global relationship management, knowledge networks and strategic communication. Her thesis is titled: "Technologically Speaking ... Creating a Strategic Knowledge Network and the new 'Network Advantage' for Global Education." This model can be applied or adapted in educational, professional and business environments, for learning and strategic outcomes of new knowledge, new practice, influence, innovation and competitiveness. The pedagogy of the graduate program she created and leads includes 'Mode 2' knowledge production and management. Fiona facilitates many online collaborative industry-based projects for graduate students. Examples are the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington; World Bank, Washington; International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg; Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Kuala Lumpur; Telstra, Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles; Mercer, Melbourne and Sydney; XBRL, Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney; Shell, Melbourne and The Hague.
Derek Walker is Professor of Project Management at the School of Property,Construction & Project Management at RMIT University and Program Director for the Doctor of Project Management. He holds a PhD, a Masters of Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Management Systems.
He has written 6 books and 20 book chapters, 45 refereed journal articles, 50 refereed conference publications, 45 non-refereed articles, 12 non-refereed conference publications and 3 audio video recordings.
Professor Walker has partnered or been responsible for winning research grants in the millions of dollars. His research interests include: project management; performance measurement; information technologies used in project management; knowledge management and innovation; procurement issues in project management; and multi media and academic gaming for teaching and learning.
Prior to becoming an academic and researcher in 1986, Professor Walker worked for over 16 years in construction and project management roles on multi-storey mixed-use construction projects in Australia and Canada and UK.
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