Higher Education in the 21st Century - A Learning-Centered Approach
Book Chapter on Global E-Learning Report, European Research Network for Emerging Technologies, Open University of Madrid (UDIMA), Spain - Erasmus Program - European Union - In Press
Life in college and university is just a step to be overcome towards a successful career. The potential employers in the marketplace look for professionals that are capable to show and use appropriately not only technical skills for a specific area, but also interpersonal and managerial skills. Students need to be approached in such a way to foster their interest in the development of such characteristics, since they will help them to pursue a successful career and life. This approach involves the creation of a strong foundation over which these interpersonal and managerial skills will lay on. Learning is a must for the rest of their lives and this is an issue that needs to be addressed in a clear and concise way: learning-centered approach to education, based on experiencing and including many dimensions to reach the diversity of students we have today. Lifelong learning and the correct skills will certainly prepare them for the years to come.
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