If anything can be said with certainty about the future of education in a roller-coaster world, it is that we must educate students to deal with uncertainty. But what does that mean in practice? It means that we must design learning experiences to meet our highest learning goals like the Essential Learning Outcomes listed by the Association of American College and Universities. These are not just practical and intellectual skills (such as critical and creative thinking, inquiry, and analysis) but also elusive and important goals that revolve around personal and social responsibility, ethical reasoning, lifelong learning, and integrative habits of mind. Most institutions of higher learning aspire to these goals but have little evidence of the best ways to reach them. The article is in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog.
(source: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)