Making Higher Education Matter In Today's World
What do you remember most about college (the educational part)? Large-room lectures where a professor talked and talked and you took notes? Or smaller settings where teacher and students could really engage on subjects and issues?
Either way, higher education is slow to change, despite its ever-spiraling costs.
Cathy Davidson works in higher ed at the City University of New York, and she has plenty of ideas for changing the system in The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux. The book is something of a tour of classrooms where teachers have thrown out old ideas about higher learning and are trying new approaches. The author joins us to examine what works in today's world.