Our educational system has been designed to test for knowledge and to teach to tests that measure said knowledge. We train our students for tests, but they crave applied learning opportunities to connect their knowledge to the real world. Employers are looking for talent that can problem-solve, work well in teams, ask good questions, communicate and apply knowledge and skills.
McKenna, Britta W. and Bergie, Lawrence, "Creating the Next Generation of Innovators" (2016). Publications & Research. 6.