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PreparedU


PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success
1. Aufl.

von: Gloria Cordes Larson, Rosabeth Moss Kanter

22,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 08.08.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9781119402480
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 288

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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy.  Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.
About the Author Introduction 1 Higher Education’s Challenge to Change 2 Yesterday’s Education Meets Today’s World 3 The Innovation Economy Needs a New Graduate 4 Students Need a New Experience 5 The Case for Place-Based Education 6 Hybrid Learning 7 The Promise of a New Generation Afterword About the Author Index
GLORIA CORDES LARSON, ESQ., was elected to the presidency of Bentley University after a prestigious career as an attorney, public policy expert, and business leader. Before joining Bentley, Gloria was co-chair of the Government Strategies Group at Foley Hoag LLP. She led a business advisory cabinet for Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and served as Secretary of Economic Affairs and Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation under Massachusetts Republican Governor William Weld.
How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, begins by explaining why our current practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. 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. Larson makes the case for a sound grounding in humanities, as well as specific training in the technical and professional domains. Most importantly, this text highlights the importance of helping students develop a cooperative learning style that will easily translate to any work environment. This hybrid-learning model parallels and complements the "learning organization" model used by the world's most advanced companies. PreparedU describes how hybrid learning takes place in four critical venues: classroom, cohort, community, and corporation. This vital resource fills a gap in the literature and addresses the call from global businesses searching for managers who can alternate between technical acumen and "people management" skills. Today's businesses need and demand a new kind of "hybrid" graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is an inspiring and valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools and business environments. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop sound strategies and practices that will help move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.
Praise for PREPAREDU "If you're making the investment of a lifetime, you'd better know what you're paying for and how to get the most out of it. PreparedU explains how the opportunity for success is driven by how you go to school, not where, and anyone planning for college should understand the difference." —Suze Orman, Bestselling Author, Personal Finance Expert "PreparedU is a roadmap for success for any student from any ZIP code to achieve their dreams and help change the world. This is how we create the talented and creative young adults we need to fix what ails us." —Deval L. Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts "Cutting through obsolete academic debates, Gloria Larson shows how forward-thinking colleges should integrate business and liberal arts programs to prepare students for work and life. PreparedU is a must-read for parents, students, and educators trying to make the college years count." —Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Hill Holliday "I think millennials entering college today are much different than my generation (X) when we entered college. I love millennials. 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." —Brian Halligan, CEO and Founder, HubSpot "Those of us in higher education leadership know that the world's expectations of our graduates will rapidly eclipse our ability to meet those expectations UNLESS we can offer the opportunities Gloria Larson identifies in PreparedU. Students who aspire to actively engage in their college experience—as well as their parents—will devour President Larson's ideas. Their institutions will be well advised to understand such students are coming their way, and the best employers will be very grateful!" —Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College

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