The Challenges of Higher education in 21st century!

article sefiIn the GUNI (Global University Network for Innovation) newsletter of 27th April, the following article can be read. We believe it is a very interesting approach that could stimulate a discussion within the engineering students community.

In this article, Jesús Granados calls for the need of a new education where new forms of knowing and learning how to be human in a different way has a primary role. Thus, he argues, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has emerged as a paradigm for revising and reorienting today’s education.

Our imperfect world is marching inexorably towards uncertain future scenarios, and we must try to redirect it towards sustainability that is, towards a new way of doing things in order to improve our environment while at the same time achieving justice, social equity and economic solvency. But change is impossible without learning, just as learning is impossible without change. In the text that follows, I will analyse the need for a new form of education in today’s society and identify the specific challenges that higher education faces. Read more!

Do you think it’s time for a change? Are you eager to improve higher education? Are you ready to participate and give us your input?

Do you see the need for a general renewing not only in curriculum questions but also in the way to be human?

What can be done to create a new consciousness according to the changes world is facing today?

What should be implemented to deal with the challenges of the future?

How do you see the work of SEFI as an international organisation? What do you wish and suggest for its future work?

What do you think of the changes the text proposes for universities? Does your university take this trail? Give us your opinion!

Then take your chance and join the discussion! Some contributions will be issued in the next news@SEFI under the “Student Column”!

Anna Reiners

SEFI stagiaire

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2 Comments

  1. Vasilij
    Posted May 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Could you please fix the link to the article. Thanks in advance.

    • Marina
      Posted May 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Vasilij for noticing! It is fixed now

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