Author Archive for Jeffrey King

Transformative Development Necessary to Counter Technology’s Side Effects

4-year-old child (in a demanding voice) to ubiquitous electronic assistant: “Alexa, play music I like.” Alexa: “Can you be more specific?” 4-y-o child (angry voice): “You’re stupid, Alexa. Don’t you know anything?” Alexa: “I will try some music you may like.” (Tune from “Sesame Street” begins playing.) 4-y-o child (angry voice, now screaming): “You stupid, […]

How exactly is your education connected to your role in the labor market?

Coffey, C., Sentz, R., & Saleh, Y. (2019, August). Degrees at Work: Examining the serendipitous outcomes of diverse degrees. Report from Emsi. Available: https://www.economicmodeling.com/degrees-at-work/  

Mythos and Logos in Transformative Faculty’s Toolkits

Transformative Learning (TL) is an instructional approach well suited to helping prepare graduates for the new world of work, which Reich (2019) and others say is increasingly characterized by contingent contracts and a gig economy. TL helps students discover themselves via reflection, an important step toward being able to narrate themselves successfully when they’re required […]

Countries with the Most STEM Graduates

Helping Learners Recognize Their Own Transformations: A Personal Story

Written by Jeff King, Executive Director, CETTL – What do you recognize now, years later, was a transformative understanding you came to, but which you did not realize at the time? We all have these. Sometimes we express them in a conversation with a colleague that begins something like, “You know, I didn’t realize it […]

Growth Mindset in STEM

Hacking the Transformative Experience

Written by Jeff King, Ed.D. – In Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal (2017) survey various fast-tracking methods to transformative experiences. It is little wonder in a fast-lane culture that humans, especially in a high-tech age, would […]

Employer Confidence in University Preparedness

Source: Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work — Selected Findings from Online Surveys of Business Executives and Hiring Managers, p. 5. Hart Research Associates survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2018, July). Available: https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/LEAP/2018EmployerResearchReport.pdf

MHE 2018 Future Workforce Survey

graphic from: 2018 Future Workforce Survey. (Spring 2018.) Students have a different perception of their skills than employers do. McGraw-Hill Education in conjunction with MMR Research Associates, p. 41. Accessed 12 July 2018 at https://s3.amazonaws.com/ecommerce-prod.mheducation.com/unitas/corporate/promotions/2018-future-workforce-survey-analysis.pdf

Research Regarding a Faculty TL Readiness Scale

Researcher Colleen Halupa, Associate Professor in the Doctor of Health Education program at A. T. Still University in Missouri, authored “Are Students and Faculty Ready for Transformative Learning?” (Halupa, 2017) to consider, among other things, how faculty could know whether they are personally ready (or perhaps inclined) to make the move to instructional strategies and […]