The new education : how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux

by Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-

Format: Print Book 2017
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A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past -- and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change

Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925. It was in those decades that the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, all in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T.

As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education , this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.
Additional Information
Subjects Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Educational change.
Publisher New York :Basic Books,2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 318 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-302) and index.
ISBN 9780465079728
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