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Building the Intentional University

Building the Intentional University

Author: Stephen M. Kosslyn

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262536196

Category: Education

Page: 457

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How to rebuild higher education from the ground up for the twenty-first century. Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world's students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century—how would you build it from the ground up? Many have speculated about changing higher education, but Minerva has actually created a new kind of university program. Its founders raised the funding, assembled the team, devised the curriculum and pedagogy, recruited the students, hired the faculty, and implemented a bold vision of a new and improved higher education. This book explains that vision and how it is being realized. The Minerva curriculum focuses on “practical knowledge” (knowledge students can use to adapt to a changing world); its pedagogy is based on scientific research on learning; it uses a novel technology platform to deliver small seminars in real time; and it offers a hybrid residential model where students live together, rotating through seven cities around the world. Minerva equips students with the cognitive tools they need to succeed in the world after graduation, building the core competencies of critical thinking, creative thinking, effective communication, and effective interaction. The book offers readers both the story of this grand and sweeping idea and a blueprint for transforming higher education.

Geopolitical Transformations in Higher Education

Geopolitical Transformations in Higher Education

Author: Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030944155

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This book discusses the central role education and research play in generating both value and comparative advantages in the (imageries of) global competition, competitiveness and transnational value chains. They are seen as assets placed at the forefront of developments that are arguably reshaping individuals, society and economy. This edited volume explores these developments in terms of changing relations between society, economy, science and individuals. The idea that we live in global knowledge societies and knowledge-based economies or that present-day productive systems constitute an industry 4.0 have gained currency as descriptions of contemporary society that are said to bear direct and indirect consequences for political, economic, and social orders. In this context, innovation, science and education are central themes in contemporary discussions about the future of modern societies. Innovation is enthusiastically embraced as the panacea for all sorts of societal issues of our times; science is equally deemed to play a decisive role in solving current problems and in heralding a bright future with more wealth and more welfare for all citizens; education is conferred the task to producing individuals equipped with both skills and competences considered key to innovation but also displaying the attitudes and dispositions that will secure continuous innovation and economic growth.

Learning Gain in Higher Education

Learning Gain in Higher Education

Author: Christina Hughes

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838672812

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Responding to the larger amount of students that are bearing an increasing proportion of the costs of their participation in higher education, this volume pays attention to the issue of what higher education does for its students. What do students gain from engaging in higher education, and how might this be accurately measured?

From Reopen to Reinvent

From Reopen to Reinvent

Author: Michael B. Horn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119863021

Category: Education

Page: 358

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A practical blueprint to rebuilding an education system that is no longer working for its students In From Reopen to Reinvent, distinguished education strategist Michael B. Horn delivers a provocative and eye-opening call to action for the overthrow of an education system that is not working well for any of its students. Grounded in what educators should build in its place to address the challenges that stem from widespread unmet learning needs, the book walks readers through the design of a better path forward. Using time-tested leadership and innovation frameworks like Jobs to Be Done, “Begin with the End,” tools of cooperation, threat-rigidity, and discovery-driven planning, From Reopen to Reinvent offers a prescriptive and holistic approach to the purpose of schooling, the importance of focusing on mastery for each student, and the ideal use of technology. It also provides readers with: A set of processes and ideals that schools should implement to deal with the challenges they presently face A way to transform threats into opportunities using threat-rigidity research A discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that schools are not as flexible and equitable as we need them to be Perfect for K-12 educators and parents and school board members involved in the school community, From Reopen to Reinvent is also an essential resource for professionals working in education-related non-profits and state education agencies.

Building an Intentional School Culture

Building an Intentional School Culture

Author: Charles F. Elbot

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452294346

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This resource provides tools, case studies, strategies, and implementation plans to help educators create an "intentional school culture" that fosters excellence, builds character, and improves academic achievement.

Children's Thinking

Children's Thinking

Author: Robert S. Siegler

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015058804884

Category: Psychology

Page: 513

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This book examines topics such as the possibility of multiple intelligences and discusses how children learn reading, writing, and mathematical skills, and details the learning abilities of blind, deaf, gifted, and retarded children.