ERIC Number: EJ1095213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Navigating the Rapids: On the Frontiers of the Knowledge Revolution
Ramaley, Judith A.
Liberal Education, v101 n4-v102 n1 Fall 2015-Win 2016
To prepare a differently educated citizenry and to play meaningful roles in new forms of community-building, colleges and universities must model informed and collaborative ways of learning and working within their own institutional contexts as well as through their interactions with the broader society of which they are an integral part. The path toward a more interactive and collaborative approach to collective action will have implications for every aspect of campus culture and practice--the nature of the curriculum, the expectations of graduates, the approach to learning and teaching, the nature of scholarly agendas, the ways that faculty and staff careers unfold, and the structure of institutions. The path that lies ahead offers both challenges and opportunities for regaining a core role in society by creating sustainable communities, both on campus and in society at large. This article discusses changes and challenges that must be addressed in order to support the new kinds of relationships and collaborations that will be needed to address the "big questions" and challenges that shape our era.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, School Community Relationship, Cooperation, Problem Solving, Social Problems, Social Action, Governance, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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