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General education as an economic driver?

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 8:25 AM

At a recent workshop on general education in a region with low educational and income levels. I pointed out that general education can be a driver of economic development.


Generally speaking, people with more education earn more money. They spend more, pay more taxes, and other ways contribute to regional economic development.

 

We also know that college students are most likely to drop out of college during their first year or two—when they’re taking gen ed courses. This means gen ed courses can have a significant impact on degree completion and therefore income and regional economic development.


We also know that students are more likely to persist when they’re actively engaged in their learning and see relevance in their learning.


This means that what is taught in gen ed courses and how they’re taught can have a significant impact on degree completion and therefore income and regional and economic development. Focus on teaching transferrable thinking skills more than memorized knowledge, and use active learning strategies rather than having students sit passively to a lecture, and you may make an important contribution to your region’s economic development.

Categories: Gen ed/liberal arts, Curriculum & teaching

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Reply 우리카지노
7:43 AM on November 4, 2019 
길고 지루한 협상, 하지만 애초부터 승자는 정해져 있었다. 아덴버그의 관료들은 그다지 기뻐하는 기색도 없이 상투적으로 후작의 결단을 추켜 세워주었다.

?대신 아덴버그에서도 우리의 조건을 들어줄지 말지에 대해 대답을 하시오. 그 가부에 따라 어쩌면 나는 말을 번복할 수도 있소.?

?조건이라면?.?


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