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Book Club: The New Education

When

September 25, 2018 / 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Where

MUC International Room

Book Club: The New Education by Cathy Davidson

Facilitators:

Denise Cobb (Provost)

Jessica DeSpain (English Language and Literature)

Meeting Dates

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Meeting Time

12:30- 1:45 p.m.

Location

 MUC International Room

Description:

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.

Source: https://www.amazon.com/New-Education-Revolutionize-University-Students/dp/0465079725 

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