The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Cathy Davidson, author of «The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux,» for a reading and book signing.
If we want our students to succeed in our age of precarious work and technological disruption, we need a revolution in higher learning. In «The New Education,» Davidson profiles iconoclastic educators who are remaking their classrooms by emphasizing creativity, collaboration, and adaptability over expertise in a single, often abstract discipline. We can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come. Davidson’s «The New Education» shows us how.
CATHY N. DAVIDSON is an educational innovator and a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and a proponent of active ways of learning to help students understand and navigate the global community. She is a Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Dedicated to advancing innovation and equity in higher education, the Futures Initiative champions public re-investment in higher education as a social good necessary for a progressive, democratic society.
Davidson has held two distinguished chairs at Duke University in English and Interdisciplinary Studies and is the co-founder and director of the world’s first and oldest academic social network, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC.org or “haystack”). She, and HASTAC co-founder David Theo Goldberg, received the Educator of the Year Award (2012) from the World Technology Network for “Visionary Contribution to Science and Technology in Education.”
Davidson was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama in 2011 and serves on the Board of Directors of Mozilla. She writes for the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Times Higher Ed, and many others. Davidson has published more than 20 books on technology, the history of the book, literature, education, and cognitive neuroscience.