Preparing Graduates for Future Knowledge Practices

Teaching and learning environments as model workplaces.  By Thomas Carey  January 8, 2017

I was in several meetings last month with groups of higher education Vice-Presidents with oversight for teaching and learning, where the topics of discussion included the increasingly dynamic knowledge environment which our graduates are facing. The capsule summary of the workplace knowledge dynamics from one of these meetings was daunting: “We expect most of our graduates will enter work contexts where they will soon face the following new challenges:

  • working with knowledge that doesn’t yet exist…
  • using practices that don’t yet exist…
  • in jobs that don’t yet exist.”