CUNY professor Cathy N. Davidson offers background information on why today’s education systems have their roots in an industrial age. She presents examples of new educational models that US community colleges and elite universities are exploring. She provides a list of simple techniques on how to shift classrooms toward a more active learning model. She presents a separate list telling students how to get the most out of their education.
About the Author
Cathy N. Davidson is the founding director of the Futures Initiative and a distinguished professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author or editor of 18 books.
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3 years agoThe New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 336 pp. Cathy Davidson's The New Education is a visionary book—shadowed (“haunted” would be too melodramatic) by a dour, even desperate book.
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