Unlearning and workforce development: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive visited Boston's Beaver Country Day School to get a look at how unlearning strategies are being applied, and how a new Research and Design Center will further those efforts.
Also in K-12, a new study finds little hope for diversifying the teaching workforce, saying current issues could persist as far out as 2060. And blended learning is moving up to the next level, with many schools embracing a "2.0" approach to the tech-driven learning model.
Meanwhile in higher ed, workforce development dominated the headlines as many institutions are working to align their offerings to those needs.
Be sure to check out our discussion with Penn State President Eric Barron and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Boston area school embraces 'unlearning' strategies for students, teachers: With a brand new Research and Design Center being built at Beaver Country Day School, near Boston, school leaders are considering how to best utilize the unlearning trend.
- How to align academic offerings to meet workforce development needs: Indeed.com reveals the top degree programs positioning college graduates for gainful employment and mobility.
- Study finds little hope for diversifying the teacher ranks: A report from the Brookings Institution and the National Council on Teacher Quality shows the lack of diversity among the nation’s teachers is a systemic, cyclical problem.
- How workforce learning trends may shape higher ed: Five corporate training and certification trends may offer the blueprint for reform in higher education.
- Blended learning's evolution brings classrooms closer to 'School 2.0': Schools across the country have moved to the next level of blended learning, turning to student-directed, personalized work that matches pupils' needs and abilities.
- Office Hours: Penn State's Eric Barron talks entrepreneurship, proactive leadership: The last two years have been anything but uneventful for the institution's 18th president.
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