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Reconceptualizing Learning

Learning is foundational to economic and life success in today’s society. With a rapidly changing job market and the growth of the knowledge economy, learning is increasingly important, as workers are compelled to continually build and rebuild their knowledge and skills [1]. The imperative for learning is further compelled as workers move across numerous jobs and multiple careers in a lifetime, continually building skills while also working. Traditional notions of learning where students continuously attend school and complete a degree equipped with the skills needed throughout their career are no longer relevant. This shift calls for a fundamental rethinking of how learning occurs.


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Social Impact

By focusing on equity, we are examining and addressing barriers to opportunity related to family income, race and ethnicity, and accessibility, and other issues that intersect with these areas of focus. The center’s work will include: