Monday, April 27, 2009

End the University as We Know It

End the University as We Know It

Excellent article! Especially good points are 1) the need to move away from sub-specialties of sub-specialties 2) a deeper focus on collaboration and 3) the need to encourage connection between disciplines rather than an 'us vs. them' approach. In terms of the sub-specialty idea "the emphasis on narrow scholarship also encourages an educational system that has become a process of cloning" students rather than developing learners who could actually compete for the professor's position.
Taylor ends the article with this quote: “Do not do what I do; rather, take whatever I have to offer and do with it what I could never imagine doing and then come back and tell me about it.” Right on!


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