March 21

Inventing the Future

Friday’s Big Idea

The Global Education Crisis

The Global Education & Skills Forum met in Dubai last weekend, and Big Think was there to bring you exclusive coverage. At a time when tens of millions of children are not in school, education is an increasingly important basic human right. We talked to leading education advocates about the solutions and opportunities in today's global education crisis. 

 

 

 

  1. 1 Big Think @ GESF
  2. 2 What a Liberal Arts College Might...
  3. 3 Top Five Free Educational Resources
  4. 4 The New Higher Education Playbook
  5. 5 Can We Still Afford Higher Educat...
   
  1. Big Think @ GESF

    Big Think @ GESF

    Introducing Big Think @ GESF, a new blog that will showcase Big Think's interviews with keynote speakers from the Global Education & Skills Forum--"The Davos of Education." 

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  2. What a Liberal Arts College Might Look Like in the 22nd Century

    What a Liberal Arts College Might Look Like in the 22nd Century

    With our increasingly global 21st century making the traditional college quadrangle look a little parochial, the Minerva vision is an intriguing development. 

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  3. Top Five Free Educational Resources

    Top Five Free Educational Resources

    We are currently living in the "learning decade," according to entrepreneur Sam Herring. Here are some of the most exciting startups that are trying to capitalize on the new currency of ideas. 

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  4. The New Higher Education Playbook

    The New Higher Education Playbook

    "We have a fundamental misallocation of resources in higher ed. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars; the vast bulk of it is going to people who already have advantages, who already have so much, and yet we’re leaving people out of the system," says Andrew Rosen, CEO of Kaplan.

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  5. Can We Still Afford Higher Education?

    Can We Still Afford Higher Education?

    The basic inputs of higher education—highly educated instructors, technology, laboratories, for example—are expensive for good economic reasons.

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