Singapore University of Social Sciences

Current Issues and Trends in Higher Education (ADL555)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


ADL555 Current Issues and Trends in Higher Education provides students an opportunity to reflect on the latest issues and trends affecting and challenging the world of higher education today and tomorrow. Students will explore key issues which potentially can transform education systems in contemporary societies.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Assumptions and philosophies of higher education
  • Implications of shifting demographics on high education
  • The changing higher education landscape
  • Evolving certification models
  • Changing views of learning and assessment
  • Redesigning learning spaces
  • Neuroscience and education
  • Advancement in digital technologies
  • Demand for skills and work experiences
  • Integrating work experiences into higher education
  • Contemporary apprenticeship models
  • Lifelong learning and higher education

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss selected key trends and issues in higher education in response to global developments.
  • Analyze the impact of demographic, social and economic drivers on higher education landscape.
  • Assess the implications of key trends and issues for higher education and/or workplace learning.
  • Prepare an appropriate response to current issues in the higher education field.
  • Appraise educational policies in response to global trends and development.
  • Evaluate supply and demand trends in higher education in relation to global trends and development.
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