Is your degree good for anything more than a paper airplane? (Dave Kellam/ Flickr CC).
says it’s time to move past the idea that college students need to be limited to certain majors. The contributing editor to sat down with host Kara Miller to talk about how the current system might be holding college graduates back.
Instead, Selingo proposes something different, a system where students structure their learning around a problem they’re passionate about — developing the skill-sets necessary to fix that problem along the way. Projects and problems could be things like bringing water to the desert, or looking at inner-city education.
Selingo admits that his approach isn’t likely to transform colleges and universities anytime soon. But the way his innovative idea relies on problem-solving and real-world skill development sounds similar to competency-based education. On Campus has reported on competency-based ed before. Learn more by listening:
If you want to hear more about Selingo’s proposal, you can listen to the entire conversation.
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