Monday, January 23, 2012

Need for collaboration in undergraduate education

Lawrence Summers raises some interesting points in this piece in the NY Times about the need for changes in undergraduate education with greater focus on collaboration.

p.s: He says that English will take over and its not worth learning another language. I completely disagree with this. Check out this interview with a cognitive neuro-scientist which talks about how ones brain is wired differently (advantageously) when you learn multiple languages. Besides, knowing another language helps you connect so much better with people and their cultures.