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Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

Ryan Whorton, Alex Casillas, Frederick L. Oswald, and Amy Shaw

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter is based on the proposition that three major forces, taken together, have fundamentally changed the nature of work in the 21st century. These three forces are technology, the rise of the ... More


Putting It All Together: The Triple-E Student (Expressive, Enterprising, Entitled)

Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

in The Education of Selves: How Psychology Transformed Students

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913671
eISBN:
9780199315949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913671.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how psychological conceptions of selfhood seem to have changed many students during the second half of the twentieth century. Four concerns—referred to as individualism, ... More


Rethinking How We Define and Measure 21st Century Skills: Commentary

Patrick C. Kyllonen

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews three chapters concerned with the definition and measurement of 21st skills. Technology and other factors cause jobs to change, and so it is reasonable that the skills required ... More


Workplace Readiness and Personnel Selection: Setting the Stage

Paul R. Sackett and Philip T. Walmsley

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses four principal topics. First, it provides an overview of definitions for the concept of workplace readiness and presents a summary set of dimensions on which these definitions ... More


Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Jeremy Burrus, Krista Mattern, Bobby D. Naemi, and Richard D. Roberts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The face of the workforce is rapidly changing. Technological advances mean that jobs previously serving as major drivers of the world’s economy are now fully automated. Furthermore, the ... More


Instructional Design

William I. Bauer

in Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199890590
eISBN:
9780199366033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890590.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Philosophy of Music

Learning is contextual, active, social, and reflective. Learners construct their own understanding by connecting prior knowledge to new information. Technology, when properly utilized, can facilitate ... More


Do We Really Need to Build Better Students?

Jeremy Burrus, Krista D. Mattern, Bobby D. Naemi, and Richard D. Roberts

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the book by asking the question of whether “building better students” to improve the state of workforce readiness, which is currently experiencing a “skills gap,” is really a ... More


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