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Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Importance of Prior Learning Skills
May 31, 2013

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Importance of Prior Learning Skills

Sara Zalek, Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Back in 1956, Bloom’s Taxonomy – a classification of student learning objectives that would become a guidepost of American education – was published. Several decades later, a group of educational psychologists began work on a 21st century version of the scholastic archetype.

May 20, 2013

TAACCCT Grants: Let CAEL Help Your Institution or Consortium

Sarah Miller, Consultant, Public Sector Services

Last month, the Department of Labor opened its new applicant round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants, which provides funding to community colleges to develop job training programs in partnership with employers.

May 13, 2013

Competency-Based Evaluation Methods: A Solution for Adult Learners and Employers

Kyle Coward

Why do so many graduates of highly regarded institutions need unpaid internships in order to demonstrate job skills before an employer will hire them?

May 09, 2013

The Value of Industry-Directed Curriculum Councils

Christine Carpenter , EPCE Director

Over time, an increasing number of leaders in various industries have recognized the value of industry-education partnerships by establishing curriculum councils. One example of a successful model comes from the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) – managed by CAEL – and the creation of the EPCE Nuclear Power Technology Curriculum Council.

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