Preparing College Students for Life and Work
Dr. Matthew Hora: Beyond the Skills Gap
Beyond the Skills Gap challenges the concept of a “skills gap,” highlighting instead the value of broader twenty-first-century skills in postsecondary education. Matthew T. Hora and his colleagues advocate for a system in which employers share responsibility along with the education sector to serve the collective needs of the economy, society, and students. Drawing on interviews with educators in two- and four-year institutions and employers in the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors, the authors demonstrate the critical importance of habits of mind such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication. They go on to show how faculty and program administrators can create active learning experiences that develop students’ skills across a range of domains. The book includes in-depth descriptions of eight educators whose classrooms exemplify the effort to blend technical learning with the cultivation of twenty-first-century habits of mind.
Matthew Hora is an assistant professor of adult and higher education in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
More Event Info: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/122357/