MIT Faculty Study Recommends Significant Undergraduate Education Changes

Posted on October 16, 2006  Comments (1)

A 2 year study by faculty provides recommendations for undergraduate education at MIT.

HigherEd article – When Knowledge Overtakes a Core:

Updating the traditional core of science subjects, giving students more choices and more hands-on science. The shift would end MIT’s long-standing practice of having all students take six common science courses — a change that institute officials say is necessary because the explosion of scientific knowledge has made it impossible to cover all basics in any introductory sequence.

MIT’s reforms, if adopted, would represent the most significant overhaul of its curriculum in decades. The changes could be influential far beyond Cambridge, given the institute’s prominence in science and engineering education.

I think making science and engineering more hands on is a good thing.

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