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The Resource Alternative universities : speculative design for innovation in higher education, David J. Staley

Alternative universities : speculative design for innovation in higher education, David J. Staley

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Alternative universities : speculative design for innovation in higher education
Title
Alternative universities
Title remainder
speculative design for innovation in higher education
Statement of responsibility
David J. Staley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can we re-envision the university? Too many examples of what passes for educational innovation today--MOOCs especially--focus on transactions, on questions of delivery. In Alternative Universities, David J. Staley argues that modern universities suffer from a poverty of imagination about how to reinvent themselves. Anyone seeking innovation in higher education today should concentrate instead, he says, on the kind of transformational experience universities enact. In this exercise in speculative design, Staley proposes ten models of innovation in higher education that expand our ideas of the structure and scope of the university, suggesting possibilities for what its future might look like. What if the university were designed around a curriculum of seven broad cognitive skills or as a series of global gap year experiences? What if, as a condition of matriculation, students had to major in three disparate subjects? What if the university placed the pursuit of play well above the acquisition and production of knowledge? By asking bold 'What if?' questions, Staley assumes that the university is always in a state of becoming and that there is not one 'idea of the university' to which all institutions must aspire. This book specifically addresses those engaged in university strategy--university presidents, faculty, policy experts, legislators, foundations, and entrepreneurs--those involved in what Simon Marginson calls 'university making.' Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new 'golden age' for higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Staley, David J.
Dewey number
378.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.S76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Alternative education
  • Educational change
  • Universities and colleges
  • Alternative education
  • Education, Higher
  • Educational change
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Alternative universities : speculative design for innovation in higher education, David J. Staley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The university of the body
  • Interlude : Technology university
  • Part IV. Attributes.
  • The institute for advanced play
  • Polymath university
  • Future university
  • Conclusion : existential crisis and existential possibilities
  • Part I. Organization.
  • Platform university
  • Microcollege
  • The humanities think tank
  • Interlude : The university of beauty -- !g Part II. Apprenticeship. !t Nomad university
  • The liberal arts college
  • Interlude : Superager university
  • Part III. Technology. Interface University
Control code
1057759025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781421427416
Lccn
2018027565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057759025
Label
Alternative universities : speculative design for innovation in higher education, David J. Staley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The university of the body
  • Interlude : Technology university
  • Part IV. Attributes.
  • The institute for advanced play
  • Polymath university
  • Future university
  • Conclusion : existential crisis and existential possibilities
  • Part I. Organization.
  • Platform university
  • Microcollege
  • The humanities think tank
  • Interlude : The university of beauty -- !g Part II. Apprenticeship. !t Nomad university
  • The liberal arts college
  • Interlude : Superager university
  • Part III. Technology. Interface University
Control code
1057759025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781421427416
Lccn
2018027565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057759025

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