Feature: What is Higher Ed? Where's it Headed?
In Episode 169 of Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast, Bonni Stachowiak interviews Cathy Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education, about her new book, A New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux.
The episode covers compelling elements of the history of Higher Ed that indicate our current system was developed for a different time and purpose. The trend for Higher Ed and public education to resist change in favor of traditional instructional and learning conventions impedes our ability to prepare educated citizens and workers for this flux economy and globalized world.