The Idea of a Post-Modern University: Ana María Martínez-Alemán at Green College

Date: Tuesday November 4th, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.
Location: Coach House, Green College, UBC

Headshot June 2012Abstract:

How does the university safeguard its historic democratic purposes in a century already marked by significant and far-reaching technological change? In an era of considerable and distinctive technological change, the university must respond to the challenges that new technologies bring to the production and reproduction of knowledge, and the inevitable transformation of teaching and learning that these technologies provoke. How does the university seize the opportunities and meet the challenges presented by the new century’s technologies to secure and shape its current and future democratic commitments?

About the Series:

A century and a half after John Henry Newman lectured on The Idea of a University, five prominent intellectuals and public figures offer their personal reflections under an updated version of his classic title.

This talk is part of series titled Ideas of the University in the 21st Century and co-hosted by Green College with the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training (CHET) at UBC.

November 4th’s speaker is Ana María Martínez-Alemán, Professor of Education, Boston College.

Full series detail available on the Green College web site.