A Learning-Centered Approach to Higher Education: Professional Success in the 21st Century


Competition in the 21st century economy requires corporations, organizations, and professionals to face a common challenge: individuals constantly need to improve competences to increase personal marketability through higher education and professional development. This article represents a report focusing in Workforce Development and Diversity, currently being conducted by the authors at the Center for Workplace Diversity Research – School of Advanced Studies of the University of Phoenix. The purpose of this research is to understand the needs of constantly changing employer demands in the work environment while exploring various approaches to skill development, adult education, and learning processes, to reach the ultimate goal of professional success. This article will provide readers with an enriching discussion of an approach involving the development of a strong foundation, based on the necessary adult skills and competencies professionals need to succeed.

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