Author Archive for Jeffrey King

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 […]

An Increasingly Diverse South

Source: Chart from p. 5 of “State of the South: Recovering Our Courage — Executive Summary,” published 2018 by MDC at https://www.mdcinc.org/home/knowledge-bank/state-of-south/. MDC calculation of 2016 data using Economic Modeling Specialists International (Q1.2017).

Launching Heroic Journeys of Transformation for Our Students and Ourselves

You’ve heard of Michael Wesch. (Here’s a YouTube reminder from a decade ago; Wesch, 2007.) In an intensely reflective keynote presentation in the spring of 2017, he examined what he and Ken Bain (2004) both call “big questions.” Bain discusses the big questions a college class might help students answer that relate to the larger […]