Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Rise of Asia's Universities

Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing on this.

An Article in New York Times on the rise of Asia's Universities and one of the paragraphs highlighted below brought up the point of Students should learn how to learn.

The Rise of Asia's Universities

The traditional Asian approaches to curriculum and pedagogy may work well for training line engineers and midlevel government officials, but they are less suited to fostering leadership and innovation. Students who aspire to be leaders in business, medicine, law, government or academia need "the discipline" of mindthe ability to adapt to constantly changing circumstances, confront new facts, and find creative ways to solve problems. Cultivating such habits requires students to be more than passive recipients of information; they must learn to think for themselves.


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