Bridging the gap between technological innovation and technical pedagogy

February 8, 2019

Universities and governments need to quickly develop actionable strategies to close the growing gap between technological development and technical education, writes Paolo Garcia. Because undergraduate curricula need to teach students good fundamentals rather than inundating them with novel developments and innovations, the author says, the solution to balancing a strong foundation with job-readiness is two-fold: First, universities must orient students in technological fields toward diverse learning experiences; then they must provide more advanced training beyond the undergraduate level. Although technology is surpassing technical education, pedagogy is catching up, Garcia concludes. Electronic Products and Technology(The Conversation) (National)