21 mars 2019

The myths about Canada’s skills gap

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The myths about Canada’s skills gap
Chris Sorensen, 2014/10/02
Reasonably coherent article about the skills shortage in Canada. Here's the first major data point: “There are increasing calls by employers for educators to do more job-ready training. But these calls have been increasing at the same time employers’ spending on training has been dropping.” Why would this be. More...

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Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real
James Bessen, Harvard Business Review Blogs, 2014/08/27
"The idea of a 'skills gap' as identified in this and other surveys has been widely criticized," writes James Bessen, citing criticism from Peter Cappelli, Paul Krugman and the New York Times. "A worldwide scheme by thousands of business managers to manipulate public opinion seems far-fetched.," he says (naively). More...

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Self-Regulation: The Other 21st Century Skills

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Self-Regulation: The Other 21st Century Skills
Jackie Gerstein, User Generated Education, 2014/08/26
The whole character-building thing has been in vogue recently, what with people writing about "grit" and other aspects of successful learners (and people). There is some point to this - you will not become successful at anything (whether work, hobbies or even lifestyle) without putting the effort, which takes motivation and perseverence. But there's also an aspect of this movement whereby these are externally defined. More...

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20 mars 2019

Dialogue and discussion: critical for 21st century skills development

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dialogue and discussion: critical for 21st century skills development
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, Aug 05, 2014

According to Tony Bates, conversation is essential in learning as students (and people generally) struggle consciously to find meaning in the phenomena they experience, and this will change the structure on online learning in the future. More...

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10 mars 2019

What a California school survey can tell us about measuring social and emotional skills

Education & Skills TodayEducators across the globe increasingly agree that the social and emotional dimensions of learning are critical for a student’s success – a trend that is underscored by the OECD’s forthcoming Study on Social and Emotional Skills. But there is little consensus around how to measure these important factors – and how to strengthen them. More...

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09 mars 2019

United Kingdom, England: Local skills analysis toolkit

HomeSkills advisory panels (SAPs) are being formed to source information about skills needs and labour market requirements at local level across England. More...

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Comment allons-nous développer nos compétences demain ?

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnelleLa semaine dernière, nous vous parlions du travail "ouvert", l'un des sujets abordés lors de la Maddy Keynote 2019. Cette semaine, nous vous proposons un focus sur le second volet de cet évènement. Plus...

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08 mars 2019

CDIO : la procédure compétences expliquée aux écoles d’ingénieurs

HeadwayBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. Fondée par le Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) au début des années 2000 la démarche « Conceive Design Implement Operate » (CDIO) est aujourd’hui connue dans le monde entier quand il s’agit d’implémenter une démarche compétences dans l’ingénierie. Plus...

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07 mars 2019

New Theories on Skills and Growth

By Alex Usher. One of the things post-secondary education does poorly is questioning its orthodoxies, particularly when it comes to the value of what it is the sector produces.  I’m talking in particular about graduate skills. More...

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05 mars 2019

Ohio State University has figured out how to teach hard and soft skills

eCampus NewsMore than ever before, colleges are figuring out how to help students enter the workforce with the most up-to-date hard and soft skills possible. More...

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