By: Barri Bronston
The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University has developed an online library with materials such as instructor guides, videos, worksheets and other resources to assist educators in helping university students develop careers that address social or environmental issues.
“Complex social and environmental challenges require a diverse and eclectic work force who can tackle those challenges from all angles,” said Julia Lang, who as assistant director of career education at the Taylor Center oversees the initiative.
Lang says the statistics indicate that today’s student is likely to change jobs 12 times in their lives, so preparing for one position or career track is also no longer relevant. The course uses the tools of design thinking to help students consider how they can identify and test ideas to plan for a career that is meaningful and makes the world a better place, while teaching students a process that can be used again and again to navigate transitions in life.
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