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Fall 2020 MECA, Summer 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

The End of Average: Book Study & Classroom Application

Date

June 7-August 1, 2021

Course Code

7591

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

Are you above average? Every day we are measured against the “average person,” judged according to how closely we resemble the average—or how far we exceed it. The assumption that average-based yardsticks like academic GPAs, personality tests, and annual performance reviews reveal something meaningful about our ability is so ingrained in our consciousness that we never question it. But this assumption, argues Harvard scientist Todd Rose, is spectacularly wrong.

In The End of Average, the author uses the new science of the individual to reveal the remarkable fact that no one is average. This isn’t hollow sloganeering or ivory tower esoterica—it’s a frank mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences for your chances for success. Our schools and businesses are all designed to evaluate and promote talent based upon the mythical notion of the average person, a one-size-fits-all model that ignores the true nature of our individuality. But in The End of Average, Rose finally provides the tools to break free.

Weaving science, history, and his own experiences as a high school dropout, Rose offers a powerful alternative to the average—three key principles derived from the science of the individual. This course will explore these three principles and reveal how they can work
to benefit your students and you.

 

Requirements

Chat Session

None (course is entirely asynchronous)

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

The End of Average:
Unlocking Our Potential
by Embracing What Makes
Us Different 
by Todd Rose
(HarperOne)

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. 

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

Instructor

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