A LEARNING-CENTERED APPROACH TO HIGHER EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS IN THE 21ST. CENTURY

IX INTERNATIONAL GUIDE CONFERENCE AND IX INTERNATIONAL ED TECH IKASNABAR CONGRESS A
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Event or Conference: 
IX INTERNATIONAL GUIDE CONFERENCE AND IX INTERNATIONAL ED TECH IKASNABAR CONGRESS A
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Presentation Location: 
Madrid
Spain
Abstract: 
Competition in the 21st Century economy requires corporations, organizations, and professionals to face a common challenge: the constant need to upgrade, and improve their competences to increase marketability through higher education, and professional development. This article represents a report focusing on research in Workforce Development and Diversity, currently being conducted by the authors at the Center for Workplace Diversity Research – School of Advanced Studies of the University of Phoenix. The purpose of this research is to understand the needs of constantly changing employer demands in the work environment, while exploring various approaches to skill development, adult education, and learning processes, to reach the ultimate goal of professional success. This article will provide readers with an enriching discussion of an approach involving the development of a strong foundation, based on the necessary adult skills and competencies, professionals need to succeed.