Book , Print in English

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

Cathy N. Davidson.
  • New York : Basic Books, [2017]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2017
  • First edition.
  • vii, 318 pages : 25 cm
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Summary
  • "Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, 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." -- Amazon.com.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Quarter-life crisis
  • College for everyone
  • Against technophobia
  • Against technophilia
  • Palpable impact
  • Why college costs so much
  • The measure of a student
  • The future of learning
  • Ten tips for getting the most out of your college experience
  • Ten tips for transforming any classroom for active, student-centered learning.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-302) and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9780465079728
  • 0465079725
  • Alternate version: 9780465093182
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2017008496
  • OCLC: 968771157
  • OCLC: 968771157

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