My first university’s motto was Ubi semper discimus: “Where learning never ends.” I internalized this as “We are always learning,” a paraphrase of the motto that emphasizes constancy over time, not just place. During my first semester of graduate school, my advisor helped us locate ourselves in these phases of tertiary education: Bachelor’s: learn and practice the field’s knowledge Master’s: teach and apply the field’s knowledge […]
New Skills Needed in Education
In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills. —Linda Darling-Hammond, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future Read more, from Wired Business.