Wendy Purcell shares about rethinking higher education on episode 207 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
I think you’re seeing that universities now are needing to be much more connected to the society we serve.
You really will be learning throughout your life.
The very best education should transform you.
You are supporting transformation of people, and through people, transformation of society at large.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
To an unprecedented extent, universities must partner with government, business, and civil society to take on the grand challenges of sustainable development that lie ahead.
If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery