Principal of ACS Distance Education, John Mason, looks at the current changes in education from an Australian perspective.
many parts of the higher education industry are in turmoil, this does
not mean all of the industry is in decline as a whole. Some parts of the
industry are experiencing rapid growth.
How then can the industry evolve as a whole to suit learners and employer demands?
of this has changed. In the past, people may have taken a course or
trained in a specific career, such as accountancy or carpentry. But today, it is common for people to have three or more, retraining several times as they move from one career to another.
Burnout is the result of prolonged stress. In the discipline of psychology, the term stress is defined as a state of psycho-physiological arousal. It is virtually impossible to discuss psychological stress without describing the physiological state that accompanies it. The dynamics of stress demonstrate the close interaction between the mind and body in human behaviour.