Adapting to trends such as the rise of AI, industry shifts: Philpotts


In a recent interview with the EvoLLLution, April Philpotts of the University of Waterloo discusses recent trends and strategies in continuing education and the postsecondary sector. Philpotts touches on issues such as the rise of AI and the decrease in the shelf life of STEM degrees and the impact these are having on the sector as a whole. Looking to continuing education and workforce education, she also discusses trends such as the use of shorter professional certificates to support upskilling and industry-institution partnerships to bridge the education-to-workforce gap. Looking to the future, Philpotts predicts that higher-order skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and the “science and art of good questioning” will remain essential parts of higher education.

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