Date(s) - Wednesday September 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Hall, Room 104A
Our economy is rapidly changing due to globalization and technological innovation, promising a future with unknown demands for skills and jobs; many researchers have expressed opinions about higher education’s need to adapt to this shifting world. Additionally, during the last few years the ailing American educational system has received significant media exposure for not meeting expectations of current employers or engaging students to ignite passion for learning. While it is easy to access content and resources today, it is difficult to find quality “learning pathways” in higher education that lead to valued skills while exploring authentic reasons to learn, make meaning, or pursue curiosity.
Beata Jones will explain a framework for course design and classroom strategies to create a learning environment that is student-centered, collaborative-project based, and infused with AAC&U high-impact practices. Jones will demonstrate how a course redesigned through this process can help undergraduates acquire the skills necessary to thrive in the twenty-first century.