June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Engineering and Public Policy
24.70.1 - 24.70.12
A model for realizing human potential AbstractThe realization of human potential requires each individual to consider their future possibilitiesrelative to their current capabilities so as to plan, commit, and gain the envisioned knowledge,experience, and opportunities. An individual’s advancement proceeds slowly in isolation relativeto the facilitation and support available from society. Accordingly, a model is herein presented inwhich an individual’s understanding of their own capabilities is informed by objectiveassessment after which that individual’s perception of future possibilities is expanded with careerstrand maps. The proposed system provides a snapshot of the individual’s skills and thecorresponding universe of varying employment opportunities. In addition, the proposed systemprovides a roadmap for gaining knowledge and experience to advance and/or change careers. The proposed model provides not only a personalized and dynamic program of education,assessment, and certifications but also access to potential employers for the gainful application ofthe newly developed human resources through a bid-ask system to garner and allocate resources.While an example is provided for an Associate’s Certification in Engineering Science usingMassively Open On-line Courses (MOOCS), the model is extensible to a diversity of professionsand educational resources such as traditional college courses, industry seminars, and other hybridprograms that provide knowledge and abilities sought by employers. By helping each individualto rationally choose their development as a function of requisite costs, each individual’s potentialcan be realized. Societal and policy implications are discussed.
Kazmer, D. O., & Tucker, B. G., & Hajduk, E. L. (2014, June), A Model for Realizing Human Potential Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--19962
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