Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life – A Conversation with Michael Horn – Trending in Education – Episode 166

This week we have the pleasure of welcoming world renowned author and thinker, Michael Horn to the show. Michael recently authored Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life in which he and co-author, Bob Moesta, identify the five jobs that learners hire college to do for them. Michael is a cofounder and distinguished fellow of The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and is Head of Strategy for the Entangled Group. In addition to Choosing College, Michael has also written Disrupting Class and Blended and he has explored many topics relevant to the future of education and disruption. 

On this week’s show, Mike sits down with Michael to dig into how to make great learning decisions about college and ongoing education throughout our lives. We discusses the benefits and drawbacks of a Gap Year, the importance of understanding the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and exactly when college is and is not the best choice for individuals.

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The conversation covers themes relevant to learners of all ages, their parents and friends, and professionals in the learning and ed tech industries. Listen in and enjoy!

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