Monthly Archives: January 2015
There is an approach to learning that is corroding education, especially higher education, in the US: I call it the “McDonalds-ification of Education.”
“Fast food” has been around for a long time. The ancient Romans had it. But McDonald’s raised it … Continue reading
I want to extract a lesson from history today. I’m going to use an example taken from the strategy of the Japanese military in World War II to make my point, but I assume all my readers are savvy enough … Continue reading
As a graduate student at Stanford, I was a teaching assistant for a year-long course required of freshmen: Cultures, Ideas, and Values. I have no idea whether this particular course still exists, but I still have vivid memories of it.
The … Continue reading
(This post was originally published November 29, 2014.)
It is now less than one week before my stay as a visiting scholar at Wuhan University ends. As I sit in an absolutely charming cafe decorated in European style, the walls lined … Continue reading