Dr. Beth Goldstein presented a keynote lecture, “Education and Entrepreneurship: Best Learning from HELM Project at Cenderawasih University,” with colleague Jhon Blesia in November. The keynote was presented at the International Conference of Social Science & Biodiversity of Papua & Papua New Guinea in Jayapura, Indonesia.
The topic drew from an action research project with colleagues at the University of Cendrawasih on developing culturally responsive approaches to entrepreneurship education for Papuan higher education students.
Goldstein also led a two-day workshop at Universitas Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on the implementation of action research methods for change in higher education. As an outgrowth of one such project from the US AID HELM work she has been doing, UNSYIAH has internally organized 10 new participatory action research projects at the department level, focused on such issues as improving transitions for first-generation students, time to degree, pedagogy, and accreditation preparation.