Integrating Digital Competencies into Non-STEM Subjects

Fathulla, Kamaran and Kissoon, Chavan (2022) Integrating Digital Competencies into Non-STEM Subjects. In: Digital Transformation and Disruption of Higher Education. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 169-180. ISBN 9781108979146

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This paper is set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world that brings considerable challenges and possibility for UK higher education. While the world of work is transitioning to Industrial Digitalisation (I4.0) technologies, the widespread lack of relevant skills among academics in a number of non-STEM disciplines is a fundamental impediment to harnessing the power of I4.0 in learning and teaching. Furthermore, there is no clear direction for how to start the process of curriculum innovation. To guide academics in non-STEM subjects, a three-step heuristic model for embedding core digitalisation competencies in the non-STEM curriculum is introduced. This chapter - as well as seeking to bring curricular change by empowering academics to make the first steps in embedding disciplinary relevant digitalisation competencies – intends to stimulate discussion about how universities can best produce graduates with the skillset and mind-set to critique, understand and find spaces to thrive in digitalisation-informed workplaces.

Keywords:STEM, Industry 4.0, Industrial Digitalisation, Industry I4.0, Higher Education, Digitalisation, Datafication, Artificial Intelligence
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:50204
Deposited On:18 Jul 2022 13:02

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