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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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465079728
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 815,455
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.

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