Thursday, January 05, 2006

Preparing for the Revolution

I find this interesting, exciting and inspiring. Suggests to me HUMlab:

"The university may need to reorganize itself quite differently, stressing forms of pedagogy and extracurricular experiences to nurture and teach the art and skill of creativity and innovation. This would probably imply a shift away from highly specialized disciplines and degree programs to programs placing more emphasis on integrating knowledge. To this end, perhaps it is time to integrate the educational mission of the university with the research and service activities of the faculty by ripping instruction out of the classroom—or at least the lecture hall—and placing it instead in the discovery environment of the laboratory or studio or the experiential environment of professional practice."

Envisioning a Transformed University by JAMES J. DUDERSTADT, WM. A. WULF, ROBERT ZEMSKY

More on preparing for the revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University (2002)

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