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Making Local Knowledge Visible: The Case of the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics. (Information Management)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3670-6537
University of the Pacific, USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4201-8335
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7427-9444
University for Business and Technology, Kosovo.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2883-8860
2018 (English)In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 588-597Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A vision to further national development through higher education now informs planning for the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center. At its essence, the Center aims to make local knowledge visible through furthering discovery of and access to research content produced by academic students and university professors on institu- tional, local and international levels. This paper reports on conceptual exploration of this in- stitutional idea during spring semester 2017 in a graduate course on systems thinking and methodology. Using active learning pedagogy to improve local situations, an international teaching team facilitated student and stakeholder engagement in participatory design activ- ities using soft systems methodology tools and techniques. Course evaluation outcomes re- vealed students’ improved levels of knowledge and development of insights. In addition, their course work demonstrated their advanced understanding of systems thinking and its application. Furthermore, students expressed high motivation to learn more about other human-centred theories and participatory design tools. In considering the value of the University’s knowledge vision, they were especially enthusiastic about its implications for furthering national democratic development in Kosovo and regional economic growth in south-eastern Europe.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2018. Vol. 35, no 5, p. 588-597
Keywords [en]
design thinking, higher education, Kosovo, local knowledge, soft systems methodology
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Information Systems
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Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78776DOI: 10.1002/sres.2566ISI: 000451830700006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85055353062OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-78776DiVA, id: diva2:1268406
Note

This international collaboration is funded in part by a 2017 Fulbright Specialist Program award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, United States of America and from the 2017 Linnaeus University Strategic Fund for teacher mobility, Sweden.

Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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