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

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Basic Books, Sep 5, 2017 - Education - 336 pages
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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, 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
QuarterLife Crisis
College for Everyone
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
About the Author
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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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