The Value of Higher Education is More Than Getting a Job
College is about your brain, not your job.
Mines the inherent value of education in developing and training the brain, making college more than just a jumping through academic hoops.
Notes that our intensely interconnected electronic global environment changes occur each instant, and if one attends college only for a career or vocation, the training they receive will likely be outdated by the time they reach the workforce.
Higher education needs to create lifelong, adaptive, self-motivated learners who can adapt quickly to learn new skills and technologies. This means that students must receive training outside their discipline.
Among the interdisciplinary skills that students need are:
Most of these skills are frequently polished outside one's discipline area, and we should view general education classes as some of the most important ones students take.
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Source is OnlineUniversities.com
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