It is time to push back at least a little on this very fashionable rubric. While the NEBHE Conference on the subject was generally excellent, especially in the morning, its uncritical acceptance of the whole idea was worrisome. See Center of Attention: Learners.
A fundamental problem is its metaphor. There can be only one “center” of anything, so the question is: In institutions of wh...
Last week, NEBHE convened 300 or so educators and policy leaders for a gathering in Boston on “Learner-Centered Institutions: The Future of Higher Education.”
One key question … what is a “learner-centered institution” anyway? The latest in a torrent of meaningless eduspeak? Or as the conference subtitle suggested, a true paradigm shift in the way we teach and learn?
Only thing more questionable than standardized #tests is when pols strategically tamper with them as Fla did, see Short Courses https://t.co/EBftHWQVqz and Penn may do now https://t.co/94rvWsVa46 via @phillytrib @nebhe
Upskilling must be a core component of policy and higher ed-employer partnerships. 5.5 million adults in New England have not obtained a degree + @stradaeducation’s data shows they are most likely to feel as if they need additional education to advance their careers (3/3)