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Why we are looking at the ‘value’ of college all wrong

Why we are looking at the ‘value’ of college all wrong | Good Advice | Scoop.it
'The lens of economics distorts our judgment about the true worth of higher education.'

 

Education is not information transfer. The educated college graduate is not simply the same person who matriculated four years earlier with more information or new skills.

 

The educated graduate is a different person—one who has developed the innate human capacity for learning, to the point of controlling it.

 

The educated graduate is an independent learner, able to seek out answers to whatever questions arise, and able to direct his or her own learning in accordance with the challenges that life presents in the circumstances of his or her own life.

 

The maturation of the student—not information transfer—is the real purpose of colleges and universities.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Despite the focus on specialization, there's still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

 

"...college should prepare students for their first job — likely their worst job — but also ready them for a lifetime of meaningful work that contributes to making the world a better place. Emphasizing an education that provides a basis for critical thinking and analysis throughout life makes learning a specific programming language, which will likely become outmoded in a few years, seem less valuable."

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“Liberal education is really about learning how to learn,” Roth said.

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Work Hard While You Can: Lessons from a Humbled College Student

Work Hard While You Can: Lessons from a Humbled College Student | Good Advice | Scoop.it

 

"Also, if you’re young, if you’re free, (i.e. students), you’ll never have a time like this again. Go out there and be audacious. Start a company. Travel. Change the world. As my Twitter bio says, “Because why not…”. Be on the lookout for a potential follow-up article on how and why to do big things as a college student!)."

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Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant

Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The philosophy department is invading the M.B.A. program—at least at a handful of schools where the legacy of the global financial crisis has sparked efforts to train business students to think beyond the bottom line.
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EdTechTrek | What Your GPA Can’t Really Measure

EdTechTrek | What Your GPA Can’t Really Measure | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"I talk to far too many who have the goal of getting a job and making money, while others just drift aimlessly through 4 years of college just not sure what to do, how to contribute, where their talents lie, where their passion went… Sure, who can argue with finding a job and making money. But, that’s not living life. Those rewards are short-lived."

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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | Good Advice | Scoop.it
These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone.
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The reason:  “College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

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FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants | The White House

FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants | The White House | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy and the Future of Work

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy and the Future of Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...the connection between science literacy and the future of work, why STEM fields are key to the future economic growth, the keys to helping bring “boring” content to life, and the critical importance of curiosity in learning."

 

Karen Bowden's insight:

The key is curiosity. He states that if a person emerges from the educational system the same way they entered it - with a sense of curiosity - then they will continue learning the rest of their life. This equips a person with the ability to adjust to whatever life throws at them. Graduating from school is not the end of an education. It is merely the beginning.

 

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It Takes a Mentor

It Takes a Mentor | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Gallup says successful students had one or more teachers who were mentors, and they had an internship related to what they were learning in school.
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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
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"Minerva’s first-year classes are designed to inculcate what Nelson calls “habits of mind” and “foundational concepts,” which are the basis for all sound systematic thought. In a science class, for example, students should develop a deep understanding of the need for controlled experiments. In a humanities class, they need to learn the classical techniques of rhetoric and develop basic persuasive skills. The curriculum then builds from that foundation."

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You Are Not Your GPA

You Are Not Your GPA | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"This semester of college has marked my first semester of college without a 4.0 GPA.

In a way, I was expecting it. When I came home and decided to finish my semester anyways, I lost the motivation that had driven me to excel before."

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College Students: Time to Catch the Twitter Train! | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

College Students: Time to Catch the Twitter Train! | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I meet with college students every week regarding their job and internship searches. Part of the discussion involves networking via social media. Most students ...
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Hacking Your Way To A Reading Habit | UnCollege

Hacking Your Way To A Reading Habit | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The Six Tier Strategy:  1) Read easy books. 2) The 50-page law. 3) The triple offensive. 4) Ryan Holiday's reading list. 5) An hour at Barnes & Noble - or any bookstore that's still hanging on. 6) The 20-minute law.

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