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dc.contributor.authorHays, Jay
dc.description.abstractBuilt on two decades of research, thought, writing, and teaching, in Chaos to Capability: Educating Professionals for the 21st Century, Hays argues that a transformation in higher education teaching and learning is crucial and possible. Convincing evidence indicates that conventional university education inadequately equips graduates for the complexity, contention, and contestability they will confront upon entry into their professional careers and pressing needs locally and globally for initiative and self-direction, creativity, and collaboration. This monograph explores these insufficiencies, presents a core set of capabilities and dispositions required of professionals in the 21st Century—a curriculum for the modern age—and discusses practical issues and implications with respect to implementation. Topics addressed include (1) educating for uncertainty and unknowability, (2) the vicious-cycle, unanticipated consequences of conventional approaches to education, (3) the requisite paradigm shifts and role transitions in teaching and learning, (4) unlearning, threshold concepts, and transformational learning, and (5) the paradoxical nature of chaos and its contribution to capability-building. Key contributions include models of the learning continuum, with its portrayal of and distinctions between learning backward and learning forward, and the cube, which depicts the intersection of capabilities, dispositions, and discipline-specific knowledge and skill. Hays concludes by claiming that the attributes, meta-abilities, and dispositions catalogued in Chaos to Capability comprise a "curriculum for the unknown", the requisite repertoire of professionals and professional practice for the new millennium global world. This curriculum is attained, he suggests, not by greater quantity of content, but of more encompassing, holistic, and authentic design and delivery. Guidance provided on how to do this may help educators develop programmes more in keeping with realities of the 21st Century.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsChaos to capability: Educating professionals for the 21st century, by Jay Martin Hays, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.subjecttertiary educationen_NZ
dc.subjecthigher educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcurriculum designen_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional practiceen_NZ
dc.subjectinnovative learningen_NZ
dc.subjectgeneric skillsen_NZ
dc.subjectgraduate attributesen_NZ
dc.subjectholistic educationen_NZ
dc.subjectpractice-based educationen_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcurriculum reformen_NZ
dc.subjecttransformational learningen_NZ
dc.titleChaos to Capability : Educating Professionals for the 21st Centuryen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Developmenten_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHays, J. (2015). Chaos to capability: Educating professionals for the 21st century. Unitec ePress Monograph Series (1). Retrieved from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2015 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleUnitec ePress Mongraph Seriesen_NZ

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