The HASTAC Guide to the Future of Higher Education: Chapter 2

The HASTAC Guide to the Future of Higher Education: Chapter 2
To supplement the History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education MOOC and as part of the FutureEd initiative, HASTAC has created The HASTAC Guide to the Future of Higher Education: Collected Readings Contributed by our Network Members, a collection of additional readings. To suggest additional resources, please leave a comment below.
 

Chapter 2: Learning vs. Education

The Duke University’s iPod experiment, which became international news. Why? This chapter considers questions such as: What happens when students are in charge? What happens when education begins without knowing the answer?  This week surveys Western educational ideas--from Socrates, Descartes, Diderot, and Kant-- and looks at the the modern (Industrial Age) professional disciplinary form of education that emphasizes content acquisition and mastery of special knowledge. This includes a review of the Humboltian University and Friedrich Schleiermacher’s ideas of "import" (with emphasis on advancement of new knowledge) compared to French ideas of importance of certification, degrees, conformity of views, and hierarchy of elite education. It also look at the history of higher education in North America, from the University of Mexico (1551) to MOOCs today.

We've curated content on: 

  • Duke iPod Experiment
  • Student Led Classrooms
  • History of Higher Education
  • Standardization
  • Attention and Productivity

Please suggest your favorite HASTAC post about these topics using the comment feature at the bottom of the page. 

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What is it sometimes like to teach/take a student centered course?

I created a short video "Welcome to Your New Semester" which, in a humorus way, addresses  teaching/taking a student centered course.  I plan to use it with my students who are participating in the #FutureEd initiative.  Feel free to use it with your own students.  It is only 1:32.

When watching the video, you can also picture yourself and Cathy N. Davidson in the starring roles.  Or it can be you and your students.

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