Reimagining Education Through Generative Learning

Schools need to be redesigned to prepare students for professional trajectories we can’t currently imagine. As the former provost and dean of faculty at the Philadelphia University and the dean of Parsons School of Design, I’ve seen firsthand the urgent need to abandon the Industrial-Age approach to higher education that dominates today. Studies of siloed individual subjects assessed by antiquated systems and given value by an increasingly irrelevant system of credits are no longer productive. The process of learning needs to be reframed to keep up with today’s employment landscape.The professional world confronting graduates today is remarkably dynamic due in part to interconnected global economies that are continually restructuring. As new vocations rapidly emerge, crest and die, our very concept of what a professional practice means and promises is profoundly…

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