Subject matter immersion: How the LDS Business College is getting students ready for the real world

SL Chamber LogoIn the latest Building Utah podcast, the Salt Lake Chamber sits down withLDS Business CollegePresident Bruce Kusch to discuss the college’s latest approach to deep learning through what’s being called, “Subject Matter Immersion.”

“This campus-wide initiative helps students to discover how to learn more deeply,” said President Kusch in an article for LDS Business College. “One pattern for deep learning, called subject matter immersion (SMI), creates an environment in which the student is immersed, covered and surrounded by the course content rather than merely being presented with it by the instructor. Assignments revolve around real-life challenges, including tasks they will face in the workplace. Students are responsible for defining how they demonstrate subject mastery, thus improving their leadership and problem-solving capabilities.”