Constructive Alignment of Education
Constructive Alignment of Education. Education is a funny thing. It can be extremely expensive and it usually takes quite a bit of time to complete.
Constructive Alignment of Education. And yet, for all the investment we put into schooling, many people still seem unable to find success in their chosen careers. Is there something wrong with the system?
Constructive Alignment of Education. In this post we’ll cover some ways that you might want to re-think your educational experience and how you might be able to change it for the better.
Getting a degree is no longer the best way to ensure success.
A degree used to be enough. A degree had what we called “concrete value”. It meant you had the minimum competencies required to succeed in a field and therefore you could do the work required for advancement. Back when that was the case, getting a system of education that required a bachelor’s degree was fine.
But things have changed. Things like AI, robotics, 3D printing and nanotech are all going to massively remake our lives and careers after school.
Now the problem is that there are no “rules” anymore. The future is just too chaotic and unpredictable to rely on any one thing. You may have heard of something called the “Flynn Effect”. That’s the phenomenon where your average IQ score in every generation is higher than the generation that came before. Why? Because people are constantly using their brains more and thinking about more complex things than generations past which makes their brains work better overall.
And that’s not even a new phenomenon. It’s been happening for decades now, for centuries maybe even.
Education must be “constructive” now.
So what does this mean for education? Are there still things that we can rely on?
We should quickly break down the education spectrum from least to most effective. At the bottom, you have people who go to school because they want to learn. They have an innate desire to learn and they try their hardest. They put in a lot of time and effort and are rewarded by having some useful (if not particularly deep) knowledge at the end of the day.
Next up is vocational training or on-the-job learning which is used by companies to train people up in new skills.