The New Education | Cathy N. Davidson

Editor’s comment:  Davidson spends a little too much time on criticism and not enough on solutions but what I like about the book is it uses lots of examples of the people and methods of change.  It’s a complex problem, developed over hundreds of years so her suggesting of mixing pedagogy with technology is certainly better thinking than what we’ve done so far.  Such “solutions” as “put technology in the classrooms” or “move education online” are way too one-size-fits-all solutions which is the soul of my agreement with the book and Davidson’s theories.

Favorite excerpt:  “students don’t just master what an expert sets out of them but, rather, learn how to become experts themselves.”

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