Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Part 5: Experiential Learning and the Future of Higher Education

Over the past two years, I was responsible for implementing our university’s strategic plan. One of the cornerstones of that plan was experiential learning. So, I’ve been thinking and talking … Continue reading

October 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Part 4: Courage and Leadership in the Future of Higher Ed

In my last post I talked about the importance of helping students in higher education build skills like critical thinking, creativity, and empathy. As technology continues to develop in leaps … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Part 3: Courage and Creativity as the Future of Higher Ed.

Despite frequent calls to consider return on investment, higher education is not just about preparing people for certain jobs. Yes, job readiness and skill and knowledge building are important. But … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Part 2: Curiosity, Courage and Creativity as the Future of Higher Ed

“Our work is not merely to share information but to share in the intellectual and spiritual growth of our students.” -bell hoooks, Teaching to Transgress Our work is to share in … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Part 1: Using Curiosity, Courage and Caring to Promote Civil Discourse in the Classroom

It seems like everywhere we look these days, there are people yelling at one another, disagreeing vehemently, and sometimes violently, over everything from politics to gun control to health care … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Future of Higher Ed: Isn’t it Obvious?

Perception, Obviousness and Questions about the Future of Higher Education Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception with Russ Roberts on EconTalk In the EconTalk segment linked above, Teppo Felin … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Story of Learning

Learning the stories of others brings our own stories into a new perspective,teaching us to see things from a different point of view, giving us a way to look into a world that we haven’t encountered in our own lives.

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment
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