Here are some of the lessons I learned from the many smart people I talked to, read about, profiled, and tweeted while writing The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University To Prepare Students for a World in Flux
(Pictured: That’s me, with my first ever copy of The New Education.)
EIGHT KEY PRINCIPLES OF #NEWEDUCATION
–Data is just a source.
–All technology is assistive.
–Learning cannot be automated.
–Formal education artificially sorts intelligence.
–We must move from credential-centered to student-centered learning.
–Disciplines do not exist in nature; they are historically constructed and institutionally protected.
–We cannot counter structural inequality with good will; we need to design structures for equality.
Cathy N. Davidson directs the Futures Initiative at the City University of New York (CUNY). Previously, she spent twenty-five years at Duke University, as a scholar and administrator. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities (2011-2017) and serves on the Board of Directors of Mozilla. Her previous book was Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Davidson was co-founder and director (2002-2017) HASTAC and now serves as co-director. The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University To Prepare Students for a World in Flux will be published by Basic Books on September 5, 2017.
In honor of the publication of The New Education, the author contributes to a scholarship fund established at the Graduate Center, CUNY.