What’s the future of education? It’s a popular question right now, with answers ranging from online learning to charter schools. But Liz Coleman is focused on a more fundamental issue: what will schools teach? And what does that mean for the future of our society? In her eye-opening talk at TED2009, Coleman shared her hopes […]
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Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education — one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long […]
Ethan Zuckerman is blogging live from TED2009, and has the latest from the very last session of the conference, “Engage.” In one entry, he shares his memory of being a student at Bennington College when Liz Coleman was appointed president, while she speaks on educational reform. Here’s an excerpt: “In 1993, Coleman eliminated presumptive tenure […]