January 22, 2012

What You (Really) Need to Know

Lawrence H. Summers:

“Suppose the educational system is drastically altered to reflect the structure of society and what we now understand about how people learn. How will what universities teach be different? Here are some guesses and hopes.”

(Via @FareedZakaria.)

Summers, one-time president of Harvard University and US secretary of the Treasury, lays out six ideas for higher education in the 21st century. They're an intriguing, radical departure from the passive style used over the past two centuries.

Great, thought-provoking read. Almost makes me want to relive my college years.