The reality is that this is what students and families are concerned about. Left brain: technical skills; right brain: emotional intelligence. How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? This is the way we need to teach and work, helping students and employees alike develop the ability to view opportunities, challenges, and problems through multiple perspectives. Q: How should the curriculum be changed to make students better prepared? Why is physical presence so important? The Speed of ChangePrepare for the Innovation Economy; How the Best Cross Boundaries; The Hybrid Generations; Chapter 4: Students Need a New College Experience; Improving the College Experience; Personal Support Is Essential; Getting Excited about Learning; Mentors and Sponsors; The Critical Cohort; Experiential Learning; The Modern Internship; The Cocurricular Experience; Choosing Their Own Path; Chapter 5: The Case for Place-Based Education; Will Online Learning Replace the Campus? Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Her new book, Jossey-Bass , is something of a guide for colleges -- including those institutions far less focused on business than is Bentley -- to how to respond to the demands in this area. These things are all part of one world in their minds.
Q: Bentley has a focus on business. Left brain: turning data analysis into strategy; right brain: relationship-building, empathy. A: When I speak with business leaders, I find there is a disconnect between how colleges educate undergraduates and the reality of how business operates today, particularly in regard to positions where the required skills cross traditional job-description boundaries. As a practical reality, where students go to college strongly influences how they go. When living on campus, students have the opportunity for advanced learning including time management, learning limitations, gaining new perspectives and getting outside your comfort zone.
Copyright c 2017 by Gloria Cordes Larson. This is exactly the type of change and innovation necessary to our economy. How is about learning to become engaged in all issues that may affect a decision. Larson makes the case for a sound grounding in humanities, as well as specific training in the technical and professional domains. Much of it comes down to experiences. It's a critically important question.
. This is going to be interesting. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future. These real-world experiences allow students to see how their studies, skills and interests play out in the realities of work and life. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business with traditional liberal arts courses, a well-documented and highly effective teaching and learning model.
Fortunately, the ability to innovate can be learned, and although much of the higher education community has been slow to realize this, the idea is nonetheless taking hold in colleges and universities, especially in the United States. By sheer force of numbers, millennials will have the same impact on the coming decades as the baby boomers had on the decades between 1960 and 2000. I'm a big fan of people like Gloria who are proposing an educational approach that matches their uniqueness as opposed to trying to get them to match the models that worked for Generation X. How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? I wish this philosophy and this book were around when I graduated! PreparedU is a must-read for parents, students, and educators trying to make the college years count. The bottom line is that students need a new college experience; and they deserve it.
It starts the first week of first year, when students do a Myers-Briggs assessment to figure out who they are, what drives them and where they want to go. A business graduate, for example, needs to know the technical skills of their discipline, but that is no longer enough on its own. PreparedU describes how hybrid learning takes place in four critical venues: classroom, cohort, community, and corporation. It means training, encouraging, celebrating, and demanding that kind of thinking — along with risking failure — as part of learning. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy.
Larson focuses closely on how a hybrid learning model for college parallels and complements the learning organization model used by todays most advanced companies. Clark University is a great example. How is about life outside the classroom, from residential life to playing sports to teaching kids reading in a local school. Drawing on a wide range of research, interviews and experience inside and outside higher education, Larson describes the urgent needs of todays college and high-school population and makes clear and compelling recommendations for how colleges, parents, and employers can better prepare todays graduates for work and life after college. It demands that you get out of the comfort zone of your natural skills and temperament and embrace the unfamiliar. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, presents a practical model of hybrid learning for the future of business education. I'm a big fan of people like Gloria who are proposing an educational approach that matches their uniqueness as opposed to trying to get them to match the models that worked for Generation X.
The cohort currently taking over the new workplace is the millennial generation. Learning to innovate has to be a foundation of career preparation. In fact, I think internships and service learning should be mandatory for all students, regardless of major. PreparedU is a must-read for anyone interested in higher education and workforce development. This is how we create the talented and creative young adults we need to fix what ails us.
Gloria Cordes Larson is president of Bentley University. For their part, the students were beginning to feel that the cost of a college degree did not offer a sufficient return on the investment to justify a delayed entry into the workforce. PreparedU : How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success. If you or someone you care about is thinking about pursuing higher education, you face a national and global outlook dramatically different from that of 20 years ago. Larson responded via email to questions about her new book. Students might combine a major in economics and finance with a liberal studies major in earth environment and global sustainability, leaving them well suited to develop a business plan for a growing solar power company. Left brain: keeping data safe and available; right brain: simple and elegant interface design.
It's a critically important question. Additionally, 87 percent of those employers emphasize the importance of verbal and written communication and presentation skills, and 91 percent want employees who can work collaboratively within a team. How would you reassure them? Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future. Larson makes the case for a sound grounding in humanities, as well as specific training in the technical and professional domains. Colleges have different worldviews, purposes, and—to use the marketing term—value propositions. As president of Bentley University, Gloria Cordes Larson is in a good place to study how best to prepare millennial college students to join the workforce.