Moving Beyond the Creation of Human Capital
Monday, March 4
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon C
CSU Monterey Bay - Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Assistant Professor of African American Studies
No one—no one—has ever said: “I want to be human capital.” Yet the assembly line mindset of the Industrial Age inevitably led to the view that humans are assets—virtually indistinguishable from one another. But that was then.
The world is changing. Educators are now challenged to prepare students for a modern economy that increasingly values people who are able to constantly learn while adapting and changing as circumstances demand. Students are similarly challenged to develop habits that enable creative thinking, self-promotion, and constant growth in a marketplace that evolves faster than ever before.
The panel will discuss ways educators are responding to these challenges by teaching differently, using digital portfolios, other ed tech and data that encourage student self-reflection, collaboration, and mentorship, and which provide alternative forms of evaluation. It will also address how students use portfolios beyond the learning environment and to start their careers.
Event Type: Sessions
Theme: Best Practices and Pedagogy
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