The rise of skills-based hiring and what it means for education
From Forbes: “Discipline-based courses have been the standardized measure for units of secondary and postsecondary learning for 130 years. But it’s becoming widely appreciated that course credits and degrees are weak proxies for developed human capability. … The surge in skills-based hiring means high schools and postsecondary education institutions should design experiences around priority skills. … Skills should be demonstrated in authentic ways and can be captured and communicated in digital credentials that, over time, will replace course lists and grades as the priority reporting mechanism.”
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