"The New, New Education"

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  1. Gabe F.

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    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/24/cathy-davidson%E2%80%99s-new-book-manifesto-teaching-students-and-institutions-how-survive

    [A] manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

    I haven't read the book (though I intend to), but I really like this part of the article:

    "Students today, she says, “need so-called soft skills, including strategies, methods and tactics for successful communication and collaboration.” They need new ways of integrating knowledge, including by reflection on what they’re learning -- not more “teaching to the test.” They need student-centered, active learning and to be encouraged to make public or professional contributions beyond the classroom.
    Such skills, she adds, “are necessary to navigate a world in flux, where [students] cannot count on continuing for any length of time in the job or even in the field for which they were originally trained.”
     

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