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The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

by Cathy N. Davidson


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465079728
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 717,665
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Cathy N. Davidson directs the Futures Initiative at CUNY. She is the author of many books, including Now You See It, and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, among others. Davidson lives in New York, NY.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2022 Edition ix

Introduction 1

1 Quarter-Life Crisis 17

2 College for Everyone 47

3 Against Technophobia 75

4 Against Technophilia 101

5 Palpable Impact 133

6 Why College Costs So Much 163

7 The Measure of a Student 193

8 The Future of Learning 227

Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience 257

Ten Tips for Transforming Any Classroom for Active, Student-Centered Learning 263

Ten Tips for Transforming Your Institution 269

Acknowledgments 275

Notes 283

Index 311

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