Category Archives: Learning

Global Education

February 5, 2013 Now out in Liberal Education, the main journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, an article I co-wrote with Grant Cornwell, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail and Celeste Schenk: “An Education for the Twenty-First Century: Stewardship of … Continue reading

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Teaching vs. Learning

November 15, 2012 Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at George Mason University, and, with Tyler Cowen, writes the influential and entertaining economics blog Marginal Revolution.  He’s recently written a piece for the Cato Institute on … Continue reading

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History Lesson: Manifest Destiny

November 5, 2012 That’s the T-Shirt that the Gap was selling, that it has now withdrawn as offensive.  You can read the Huffington Post story here. More interesting, however, is an essay in Inside Higher Ed entitled “Why History Matters,” … Continue reading

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Why We Cheat

September 15, 2012 Stephen Gimbel, a philosopher at Gettysburg College, has one view about why people cheat, even those with great capability who do not need to cheat to succeed.  He thinks we’ve come to put too much emphasis on … Continue reading

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Changing Gender Ratios

September 10, 2012 Every picture tells a story, don’t it:

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What is “Quality” in Higher Education?

August 16, 2012 What is “quality” in higher education? Isn’t that the same question as “what makes one institution better than another?” For most institutions of higher education, “better” would largely or exclusively mean “more likely to engender learning in … Continue reading

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More standardization: higher quality, lower costs?

August 13, 2012 In this week’s New Yorker, Atul Gawande plays out one scenario for the future of medicine in the United States.  He projects the rise of large health care chains that manage health care outcomes in a much … Continue reading

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