Upcoming F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture to talk about educating the professional of the future

Jan 13th, 2016

By Jackey Locke

David E. Goldberg
Upcoming F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture to talk about educating the professional of the future

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. as education thought leader David E. Goldberg, Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Founder & CEO at ThreeJoy Associates, Inc., presents, "What's love got to do with it? Educating the professional of the future."

We live in fast-paced times and, increasingly, higher education is having trouble keeping up. Employers seek “well-rounded” professionals with communications, collaboration and soft skills in addition to technical skills. At the same time that students, parents and a growing cadre of critics question the value of higher education, non-traditional institutions and entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo with new modalities, often times using the Internet and educational technology as a primary means of innovation. Borrowing from experiences in engineering education, this talk suggests that change is needed, but the missing variables in the education of 21st Century professionals are not to be found in changes in content, curriculum, pedagogy, or EdTech. Instead, the changes are deeply human and emotional. Education must better balance the teaching of knowledge with joy, courage, trust, connection, openness and love. Join us for an evening with American Author David E. Goldberg as this view is explored, and practical means of achieving such changes are examined.

The lecture will be in the Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre (EN2006), S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University, St. John's campus.

Reception to follow. Free admission. Free parking in lot 22. All are welcome.

 

Contact

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