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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(3), 263-267
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-3-2
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Knowledge Management Creativity Elements Expected of Academics in Nigerian Universities

MODEBELU. M. N1, and DUVIE. A. N1

1Department of Educational Foundations Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Pub. Date: February 25, 2015

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MODEBELU. M. N and DUVIE. A. N. Knowledge Management Creativity Elements Expected of Academics in Nigerian Universities. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(3):263-267. doi: 10.12691/education-3-3-2

Abstract

Knowledge management is one of the strategies designed to tackle various challenges which modern tertiary institutions are facing. Tertiary institutions are no longer expected to live and operate in isolation. This paper examined knowledge management and creativity elements expected of lecturers in Nigerian universities. A total of 200 lecturers from two government owned universities randomly drawn, participated in the study. Three research questions guided the study to reveal knowledge management creativity competencies of university lecturers in Anambra State of Nigeria. A four-point Likert type scale questionnaire of 34- items was used for data collection. Frequency distribution table and mean were used for analysis of the research questions. The instrument was validated by two experts in Education Management, while split-half reliability coefficient values of 0.85, 0.80 and 0.90 were determined. Findings revealed 13- knowledge management creativity elements expected of lecturers for successful performance of their duties; low level application of these knowledge management creativity elements and 13 strategies for effective possession and applications of the enumerated competencies. Recommendations included: Knowledge and Learning Managers should be made available to universities and lecturers by university stakeholders. This will provide tools for creativity competencies development, delivery, reporting and management of training/learning materials. Knowledge management creativity competence related workshops should be organized regularly for these lecturers to enable them develop these skills so as to inculcate same in their students (future organization managers).

Keywords:
knowledge management creativity elements competencies lecturers university Argot

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