Sutton 2014 Symposium Integrating 21st Century Skills Across the Curriculum v4 r2

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The 2014 USA Funds Symposium will brought together invited teams of senior campus leaders, Presidents, Chancellors, Provosts, and Deans), from a select group of 40 colleges and universities to share best practices for enhancing institutional and student success in higher education and ensuring that today’s college graduates are prepared for global competition.

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Sutton 2014 Symposium Integrating 21st Century Skills Across the Curriculum v4 r2

  1. 1. Integrating 21st Century Skills  Across the Curriculum Michael J.D. Sutton, PhD Associate Professor  Department of Management Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT Copyright © 2014, Michael JD Sutton
  2. 2. Agenda 1) Leading Questions 2) Anticipating  Workforce Ready  Students 3) 70‐20‐10 Learning  Model 4) Looking Beyond Hard  Skills to Soft Skills 5) Priority Soft Skills for  Workforce Readiness 6) Teaching Problem‐ based Soft Skills 7) Integrating Soft Skills  and Competencies:  Feedback  Reflection 8) Recommendations  for Consideration 9) Final Thoughts— Future of Work Our Educational DNA in Transformation 3
  3. 3. Leading Questions [1] 1. Can you balance soft and hard skills in an  educational program for a Global Workforce?  2. Why are soft skills relevant?   Why does it matter?  How do we focus on soft skills? 3. How can you establish a collaborative student‐ centric environment? Our Educational DNA in Transformation 4
  4. 4. Leading Questions [2] 5. Should you engage employers and other  stakeholders in curriculum development? 6. What should be the role of faculty in building  capacity for coaching and mentoring students? 7. Does Gamification represent a new role in  learning strategies for courses? Our Educational DNA in Transformation 5
  5. 5. Can Higher Education Integrate Soft Skills  and Competencies? • Competency‐based and Project‐based curriculum is  our Educational DNA Our Educational DNA in Transformation 6 re(think) re(imagine) re(invent) 1 2 3 [1]
  6. 6. Westminster College Tried to Anticipate Changes  that Would Create Workforce Ready Students 1. Increase skills and competencies directly applicable  to the workplace 2. Increase retention 3. Increase graduation rates 4. Construct high‐quality relationships between faculty  and learners 5. Increase capability to directly assess learning 6. Increase visibility in the community, region, and  nation as a thought leader in education Our Educational DNA in Transformation 7
  7. 7. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Executives today are up against some wicked problems, and  [their personnel] are expected to make sound judgments.” Our Educational DNA in Transformation 8 [2]
  8. 8. Major Finding Identified in our Study:  70‐20‐10 Learning Model Our Educational DNA in Transformation 9 [3]
  9. 9. Critical Recommendation: Educate  Learners in Soft Skills & Competencies • Skills and competencies demonstrate proof‐ of‐achievement in workforce readiness Our Educational DNA in Transformation 10 [4] 
  10. 10. We Had to Look Beyond Hard Skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 11 [5] 
  11. 11. We Acquired Insight from Focus Groups  • 40 executives, alumni, and business people  were invited to work with us • Business leaders identified the top skills  required for their global workplace • Identified skills were triangulated with other  business sources through a survey • What did we find?     What was important? Our Educational DNA in Transformation 12
  12. 12. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Increased pressure to  make complex  decisions at the speed  of light, while  simultaneously  considering […the]  impact on the people  and the organization.” [6] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 13 [7]
  13. 13. Soft Skills—What Do They Include? [1] • emotional intelligence  – self‐esteem – self‐regard – self‐confidence – self‐discipline – self‐motivation – assertiveness – adaptability – empathetic • emotional regulation • passion • rigor • organization • personal branding/  self‐image • sociability/social  awareness Our Educational DNA in Transformation 14
  14. 14. Soft Skills—What Do They Include? [2] • business etiquette &  manners • conflict resolution • creativity • innovation • negotiation • persuasion • systems thinking skills • critical thinking and  analysis • problem‐solving &  decision‐making skills • interpersonal/  communications skills • collaboration skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 15
  15. 15. The Buzz can be Depressing • “Students are not workforce ready… “Students … learned in school how to  reason, problem‐solve, and analyze, etc.  more by accident than design.” • We need to teach students how to think,  not how to take multiple choice questions  and listen to lectures.” Our Educational DNA in Transformation 16
  16. 16. Prioritize Soft Skills to demonstrate  workforce readiness 1) Critical thinking & analysis 2) Problem‐solving and decision‐making skills 3) Interpersonal/communications skills 4) Collaboration skills 5) Systems thinking skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 17
  17. 17. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Technology continues to  progress at warp speed  and the skills …[that]  leaders [and workers]  needed in the past are no  longer enough.” [8] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 18 [9]
  18. 18. Critical Thinking & Analysis Our Educational DNA in Transformation 19 [10]
  19. 19. Teaching Problem‐Based  Critical Thinking & Analysis [1] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 20 [11]
  20. 20. Teaching Problem‐Based  Critical Thinking & Analysis [2] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 21 [12]
  21. 21. Teaching Problem‐Based  Critical Thinking & Analysis [3] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 22 [13] [14]
  22. 22. Teaching Problem‐Based  Critical Thinking & Analysis [3] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 23 [15] [16] [17] [18]
  23. 23. Assessing Critical Thinking & Analysis  • Foundation for Critical Thinking Our Educational DNA in Transformation 24 [19] [20]
  24. 24. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Increased pressure to understand & integrate  technology advances” [5] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 25 [21]
  25. 25. Problem‐solving & Decision‐making Our Educational DNA in Transformation 26 [22]
  26. 26. Problem‐solving vs. Decision‐making Our Educational DNA in Transformation 27 [23]
  27. 27. Puzzle Problems/Decisions • Silent Towers • Patterns Our Educational DNA in Transformation 28 [24] [25]
  28. 28. Well‐structured Problems/Decisions  Our Educational DNA in Transformation 29 [26]
  29. 29. Ill‐structured Problems/Decisions Our Educational DNA in Transformation 30 [28] [27] [26]
  30. 30. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Relationships are the critical success factor  for growing business” [8] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 31 [21]
  31. 31. Our Educational DNA in Transformation 32 Interpersonal/Communications Skills [1] [29]
  32. 32. Interpersonal/Communications Skills [2] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 33 [30]
  33. 33. Teaching Problem‐based  Interpersonal/Communication Skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 34 26
  34. 34. What Keeps Business Leaders Up at  Night? • “Increased pressure to understand the global  marketplace” [6] Our Educational DNA in Transformation 35 [31]
  35. 35. Collaboration Skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 36 [32]
  36. 36. Collaboration Skills Framework Our Educational DNA in Transformation 37 Leadership Followship Teamship Community‐ ship Collaboration [33]
  37. 37. Teaching Problem‐based  Collaboration Skills Our Educational DNA in Transformation 38 [26]
  38. 38. Feedback Our Educational DNA in Transformation 39 [34]
  39. 39. Reflection Our Educational DNA in Transformation 40 From: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sps_ebooks/ [35]
  40. 40. Can Higher Education Integrate the   Competencies Employers Require? What is the Business Value Proposition of rewiring our students’  Educational DNA incrementally through competencies and  projects Our Educational DNA in Transformation 41 re(think) re(imagine) re(invent) 1 2 3 [1]
  41. 41. How Can We Positively Impact Learner  Behavior? Our Educational DNA in Transformation 42 [36]
  42. 42. Wrap Up Recommendations [1] 1. Experiment incrementally 2. Practice balancing soft and hard skills assessment 3. Build capacity for coaching and mentoring learners 4. Consider Gamification Our Educational DNA in Transformation 43
  43. 43. Wrap Up Recommendations [2] 5. Engage employers and other stakeholders 6. Integrate Personal Reflection Journaling 7. Establish a Collaborative Community of Inquiry 8. Construct exercises that promote autonomy,  mastery, and purpose Our Educational DNA in Transformation 44
  44. 44. Future Work Skills – 2020 (IFTF) Our Educational DNA in Transformation 45 [37]
  45. 45. Contact Information • Emails:  – msutton@westminstercollege.edu – michaeljdsutton@gmail.com • LinkedIn: – www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljdsutton/ • Blog: – http://www.michaeljdsutton.net • Telephone: – Office: 801‐832‐2563 – Mobile: 801‐910‐3739 Our Educational DNA in Transformation 46
  46. 46. Intellectual Property Statement (1) • This presentation is Copyright © 2014, Michael JD Sutton • No part of this presentation (document) may be reproduced, stored  in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means,  electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,  without the prior written permission of Dr. Michael JD Sutton. • These PowerPoint Presentation Slides were made available  exclusively to USA Funds and attendees at the 2014 USA Funds  Symposium, Giving Your Students an Edge in the Global  Workforce, Feb. 24‐27, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ.  • Under copyright law, Dr. Sutton is granting you fair use of a copy of  this document for your personal and institutional files.  Our Educational DNA in Transformation 47
  47. 47. Intellectual Property Statement (2) • Under no circumstances may portions of this material be used for, or  incorporated into, your own reports, presentations, workshops or  seminars without obtaining written permission from Dr. Michael JD  Sutton. • Historically, Dr. Sutton has not withheld consent to incorporate or use  specific portions of this material to a reasonable requester. Dr. Sutton only  asks that the following conditions be met, in addition to receiving his  written permission: – 1) appropriate attribution on the presentation slide or report, i.e., “Sutton,  M.J.D. (2014). Integrating 21st Century Skills Across the Curriculum,” 2014 USA  Funds Symposium, Giving Your Students an Edge in the Global Workforce,  Feb. 24‐27, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ, and, – 2) you commit to purchase one “Cafe Latte” at the local Starbucks or other  well attired coffee establishment for Dr. Sutton, when you meet him next. Our Educational DNA in Transformation 48
  48. 48. Credits for Graphics & Photos [1] • [1] Phrases attributed to Bill Jensen, Copyright 2013, The Jensen Group.  (http://www.simplerwork.com/) • [2]  http://www.thebsfproject.info/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id =40:the‐design‐thinking‐process&Itemid=62 • [3] http://deakinprime.com/services/design/creating‐learning‐impact/ • [4] http://www.ltseducation.com/community_education.php • [5] http://www.novaconnection.com/blog/leadership‐development‐hard‐ case‐soft‐skills.html • [6] 2011/2012 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark Report by  EDA & Pearson Talent Lens  (http://www.janjonesworldwide.com/images/Mattone_Trends‐Report‐ 2011.pdf) Our Educational DNA in Transformation 49
  49. 49. Credits for Graphics & Photos [2] • [7] http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v11/n8/covers/index.html • [8] 2011/2012 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark  Report by EDA & Pearson Talent Lens  (http://www.janjonesworldwide.com/images/Mattone_Trends‐ Report‐2011.pdf) • [9] http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/e‐co‐at‐the‐ american‐university‐museum/2011/06/07/AG3b2ENH_gallery.html • [10] http://www.stayoutofschool.com • [11] http://rosspw.com/this‐i‐believe‐design/ • [12] http://e‐volvedliving.com/living/2010/08/bike‐repair‐zen/ • [13] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article‐2134112/Heart‐ Attack‐Grill‐Burger‐bar‐strikes‐diner‐wheeled‐unconscious.html Our Educational DNA in Transformation 50
  50. 50. Credits for Graphics & Photos [3] • [14] http://weaselzippers.us/141353‐indiana‐jury‐convicts‐two‐ democratic‐operatives‐of‐election‐fraud‐illegally‐placing‐obama‐ and‐hillary‐clinton‐on‐2008‐primary‐ballot/ • [15] http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013‐01‐23/sat‐tip‐ identifying‐tone‐in‐critical‐reading‐passages • [16]  http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/3795?e= wrench_1.0‐ch04 • [17] http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/writing • [18]  http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/08/08/aa.car.dealer.sa les.tricks/index.html?iref=newssearch Our Educational DNA in Transformation 51
  51. 51. Credits for Graphics & Photos [4] • [19] http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/international‐critical‐thinking‐ basic‐concepts‐amp‐understan/782 • [20] http://www.criticalthinking.org/store/products/critical‐thinking‐tools‐ for‐taking‐charge‐of‐your‐learning‐amp‐your‐life‐2nd‐ edition/143?P=products&ItemID=143&catalogID=214&cateID=132 • [21] http://gcxmag.com/2013/06/born‐global/ • [22]  http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/5#carpenter‐ ch11_s01 • [23] http://www.decision‐making‐ solutions.com/problem_solving_decision_making.html • [24] http://www.wikihow.com/Build‐a‐Big‐LEGO‐Tower • [25] with permission from Cliff Higbee Our Educational DNA in Transformation 52
  52. 52. Credits for Graphics & Photos [5] • [26] http://www.hrdqstore.com • [27] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia • [28] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011‐07‐07/the‐columbia‐ disaster/2785714 • [29] http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills • [30] http://www.skillsyouneed.com • [31] http://licensing4profits.com/licensing‐intellectual‐property‐in‐ a‐global‐marketplace/ • [32] http://www.cshisc.com.au/develop/quality‐case‐ studies/workforce‐innovation‐projects/collaboration‐and‐ partnership‐project/ • [33] from private collection of Michael JD Sutton, © 2014 Our Educational DNA in Transformation 53
  53. 53. Credits for Graphics & Photos [6] • [33] from private collection of Michael JD Sutton, © 2014 • [34] http://success.gatech.edu/academic‐coaching • [35] http://info.mhs.com/academicoffer • [36] Man of Tai Chi, Directed by Keanu Reeve  (http://www.post‐gazette.com/ae/movie‐ reviews/2013/11/01/Impressive‐fight‐scenes‐give‐Man‐of‐ Tai‐Chi‐its‐energy/stories/201311010056) • [37]  http://www.iftf.org/uploads/media/IFTF_FutureWorkSkillsS ummary_01.gif Our Educational DNA in Transformation 54

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