The Eighteenth International Conference, “New Political Science,” and a special philosophy colloquium, will be held at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the University of Havana from November 17 to November 20, 2015.
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Hi Drs. Lightcap and Everett:
I apologize that this response has been late, but I want to thank you for your interest in the topic. I appreciate your input, but would like to comment on a few points you have made. Please understand I am very much interested in, and concerned about, the future of Political Science as an academic and professional discipline.
To the extent that "competency-based" education focuses on specific job skills for today's jobs, it seems to me to be wrong-headed, as tomorrow's jobs are likely to require different specific skills.
I don't have a solution here, but I do have some thoughts on this.
Hi fellow listees:
I am working on a book about online classes and the move to competencies-based course programs such as is offered by SNHU (see info on their competency-based learning here). I am arguing that such programming will drive students away from political science and many social science degrees because we don't really do job competencies and when we do, they are secondary to the course focus.