W&L’s Hanstedt Advocates Rethinking How Students are Taught in Inside Higher Ed Article The title of his op-ed is “Might This Be the Beginning of Education?”
Paul Hanstedt, director of the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE) at Washington and Lee University, recently wrote an opinion piece for Inside Higher Ed titled “Might This Be the Beginning of Education?”
In the op-ed, Hanstedt says, “If we’re smart, we’ll find ways to ensure that, when things return to ‘normal,’ we rethink our curricula, our project assignments, our day-to-day lectures and conversations in the classroom to ensure that our students understand that the major is a historical construct. And that, further, majors have minimal bearing on where they will go with their lives, the sorts of problems they’ll be asked to solve, the sorts of skills and ways of thinking they’ll need to bring to the conversation to address problems in ways that are constructive, ethical and equitable.”
Read the full piece here.