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Colleges Should Help Students Produce not Consume Knowledge

February 10th, 2012

the Future of Higher Education

by Peshe C. Kuriloff  For Teachers College Record

The accomplishments of Steve Jobs, a
college drop-out, raise provocative questions about what students learn in
college and what they might benefit from learning in the future. This article
argues that the goal of higher education going forward should be to produce
knowledge rather than consume it. Knowledge-making will require some
significant adjustment in how we teach our students.